Readers can connect on Facebook and Twitter, as well as Reading Life and Kobo Pulse, Kobo's own social networking system.
The Vox is in direct competition with Amazon's Kindle Fire, thanks to its ability to play movies and the Android App store, and it is now available to pre-order at the very same price of $199. It sports a 7" AFFS+ screen (designed to be easily readable in sunlight) and offers users full access to Android 2.3, with everything that contains - from email to web browsing, from music to movies.
Unfortunatley, but certainly not suprisingly, the Vox is currently only available in the US and Canada, so for us Brits the Kobo Touch will have to suffice for the time being (not that the Touch isn't a fantastic eInk reader).
I'm quite excited about this one. It is cheap, it looks great and its not from Amazon, but to be honest I'm still a fan of dedicated eink readers, rather than Tablets. Still, it will be interesting to see how Kobo's latest stab at Amazon goes.
Also in Kobo news, they have just combined forces with WH Smith in the UK to offer all of their ebooks through the Smiths website. This is a savvy move, as WH Smith are a trusted brand here, and they are very well known for their advertising campaigns.