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.
And it’s not hidden as it is on the new Nook Touch.
See a photo after the break.
Note: All Nook Touch rooting news of this day will be consolidated into this single post, with any updates at the end.
Update June 13, 2011: See end of post for new apps confirmed working — and which do not.
Hurrah! The Kindle for Android app running on a rooted Nook Touch will sync to your Amazon cloud library! In fact:
It does exactly what the android app does.
So, a rooted Nook Touch becomes a sort of Kindle (sort of, in that there’s the page-slide animation instead of simple page refresh).
What apps have people installed? See a photo after the break!