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Kobo in Canada: A Triumph in Marketing?
December 3, 2012 | 10:14 am

There is a great thread going on at Mobile Read on the Kobo series and their success in Canada. The poster, Scrapking, points out that Kobo was not the first reader available in Canada—that honor goes to Sony—but it has now become by far the dominant. The evidence? A glance at the flyers the big electronics chains are putting out these days. Scrapking reports: ♦ Future Shop: half-page spread, all Kobo products but one ♦ Best Buy: half-page spread, all Kobo save a lone Sony placed off to the side ♦ Staples: 'big' spread featuring all Kobo and no competitors at all ♦ The Source: two kobo mentions in main...

Kobo Vox to be 7-inch Android color e-reader tablet
September 30, 2011 | 2:16 pm

kobovoxMore information has emerged about the Kobo Vox device we mentioned the other day, thanks to a quickly-yanked premature listing on Canadian Best Buy subsidiary Future Shop. The Vox will apparently be Kobo’s entry into the 7” color Android reader market currently occupied by the Nook Color and Kindle Fire. Judging from the specs on the listing, the Vox would have a 7”, 1024x600-resolution color LCD display; compatibility with Adobe DRM, ePUB, PDF, and Kobo e-book formats; 802.11b/g/n wifi; 8 GB internal memory plus an SD-card slot; and a speaker and headphone jack. Perhaps most intriguingly, the...