Conclusion: Of course, the September entry of Amazon's touch-enabled Kindle Touch, which will ship for the 2011 holiday season, is poised to disrupt this whole equation, particularly for folks who are comfortable ordering other products on Amazon.
Pros: Easy touch navigation on advanced E Ink display, Light, Advanced font, formatting controls, MicroSD slot
Cons: Lacks secondary features available in similarly priced readers, Battery life could be better
Conclusion: The Kobo Touch is light, portable and decently priced for a touch screen ebook reader. However, it lacks audio, so you can't play music or audio books, and there's no 3G version. We're OK with that, but we do find the Kobo Touch slower than the Barnes & Noble Nook Touch and Sony's touch screen E-Ink...
Pros: Touch screen, clear E-Ink Pearl display.
Cons: Text not quite as crisp as Kindle 3, sometimes sluggish.
Summary: The Kobo eReader Touch Edition is a major step up from the company's last device. The hardware is much improved, and the $129 price is attractive. However, the new Nook from Barnes & Noble Nook costs just $10 more, and it offers a more responsive touchscreen, a better interface, and more features.