The Nook Touch can do a fast refresh (and even play video) and the Kobo Touch can play Tetris, so today's news that the Kindle Touch has been hacked to play video probably shouldn't come as a surprise.
An enterprising hacker has posted an early demo video. There are no details yet on when it might be available to the average user, but this is still a really cool bit of news.
Update: The hacker posted several new videos. This one is much better quality than the first, and as you can hear the audio is now working, too.
The frame rate of the video doesn't appear to be quite as high as that of the Nook Touch video, but I'm not sure. On the other hand, the resolution of this video is clearly higher than the Nook Touch demo and it has audio.
Pretty soon you'll be able to throw out your tablet and carry around just an E-ink ereader. Who needs color, anyway.
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:
"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."