Earlier this afternoon, we talked about Rakuten of Japan picking up Kobo – so now that you know a little bit more about this company that churns out e-book readers, here is more news. Kobo has finally come to an agreement with Rdio, ensuring you too will not only read with your Kobo Reader, but can also groove to your favorite tunes. The new Kobo Vox will be able to gain access to Rdio’s entire catalogue that comprises of over 12 million tracks, and it will be a pre-loaded software on the new Android-powered Kobo Vox.
This makes sense, considering the Kobo Vox is also touted to be the first social e-book reader in the industry. It will enable users to discover their music via friends and influencers, and definitely does its bit in saving you the hassle (and brainpower) of deciding what to listen to next. For those who are wondering whether you should pick up the Kobo Vox or not, it retails for $199.99 a pop, and when you have it in your hands, just sign up for Rdio Free Access here. If unlimited music is your cup of tea, then Rdio unlimited will cost a mere $9.99 monthly – a fair enough deal for you? [Press Release]
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