Pros Can have Kobo & Kindle ebooks on the same ereader without having to break any DRM or fiddling.
Can change text size while in the book, as well as turn on Night mode (white text on black).
Can import .epub books from other sources into Kobo Library.
Cons I've had to do a reset of my Vox once due to corruption, which was caused by a bad install of a new app I'd downloaded. Quick reset & restart, the vox was back to normal, and downloading my books again.
Summary While it doesn't have access to the full Android Market, you can still load thousands of apps from alternate places. Simply, the Android Market isn't really needed with alternative markets and websites hosting apps.
For example, I have Android IRC, Overdrive (used for book borrowing from our Public Libraries), an alternate reader (better for PDF reading), as well as the Kindle app installed on my Kobo Vox.
Its pretty great, considering B&N won't ship the Nook to Canada & the Kindle is only available via purchasing online.
Despite rave reviews from others & tech reporters, I prefer seeing and testing tech prior to purchasing, which is what I was able to do with the Vox inside the Chapters chain.
All in all, its really a great product for Canadians, especially considering there's no decent alternative up here.
Pros As an e-reader this does the job. Variable font and brightness is great. No problems loading books or scrolling through screens as reviews have stated. Color is great and basic added apps are good.
Cons Unable to use Android store for apps. Hardware could have been better but still for $200 it's good. Yes much like my Android phone on occasion you swipe the screen to turn the page an it doesn't load.
Summary Over all this is my first and only e-reader and it should be classified as such for only $200.00. As a Canadian Kindle and Nook aren't options and tablets are way too much. It's light, good size and does all I want it to do which is read books, newspapers and occasional surfing the web or email. My switching from print newspaper subscription to digital will have my Vox pay for itself in 11 months.
Pros -it has a bright screen
-it comes in a colourful box
-it gives you awards for reading
Cons -much of its content comes from apps that the device cannot run properly (eg rdio, zinio)
-it doesn't support all books sold by kobo (ie adobe digital editions)
-how does reading = connecting with friends on facebook?
Summary Caveat emptor. Spend a little extra and get a proper tablet instead.