People over at the MobileRead forums are now reporting on their Kobo Touch ownership.
1) It has a web browser. See my separate post about it.
2) The Kobo Touch can read non-DRMed MobiPocket books! I missed this news when it was introduced with the Kobo WiFi. Hm, buying books from Amazon and some wizardry with Calibre can make this a kinda, sorta Kindle too, without having to root it like a Nook Touch. Note that Kindle books would have to be sideloaded via USB cable.
3) Just like the Nook Touch, people are reporting text appears less sharp and less dark. I have yet to fondle either device so I don’t personally understand the extent of this.
4) Kobo has followed Barnes & Noble’s lead and baked in refresh every six pages. Some people are complaining of ghosting (as do some people with the Nook Touch). A Kobo staff member says a firmware update will enable people to choose the page refresh rate.
6) Neither the dictionary nor highlighting work with books not purchased from Kobo. There is also no note taking feature.
7) There’s an Easter Egg! See the video: