Kobo Vox Android Tablet Now Available In NZ. Huh?

Just months after our Tasman neighbours won bragging rights for winning the Rugby World Cup, our Kiwi cousins have another trophy to hold over our heads - they can now purchase the Android-based Kobo Vox tablet from retailer Whitcoulls. The good news is that Aussies can still pre-order...

While Kobo has been reluctant to shout about the new tablet reader, we've known for some time that it features a 7-inch screen, 8GB of storage and wifi on board. The New Zealand version - which will sell for $NZ399 ($302), comes with pre-loaded entertainment apps, plus the ability to create social networks built on your reading preferences. [Whitcoulls]

With the collapse of Borders earlier this year, it's not surprising that Australia isn't at the top of the pecking order to get their hands on the new Vox tablet, but it's still heartbreaking to watch New Zealand get something before us.

Note: Aussies can pre-order the Kobo Vox over at Collins Australia for $269. Could be an interesting option because while the Kindle Fire looks great, it's not likely to come to Australia anytime soon. Or...could it?

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