Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

Kobo Touch Owner Reports

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.

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New Kobo Touch Has A Web Browser

And it’s not hidden as it is on the new Nook Touch.

See a photo after the break.

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Nook Touch Rooting: June 13th News

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!

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