One early Nook touch buyer has uncovered a hidden feature. It’s not listed on any feature sheet, but the new Nook Touch has a web browser. The MobileRead user super16 is reporting that:
If you type in a URL under Search on the Nook Simple Touch, it launches a web browser. I’m not sure if this is an oversight or a feature that they’re going to refine, but it’s good to know given that the lack of a web browser seems to be a deal-breaker for some. I didn’t notice anyone else bring it up, but if it’s already been discussed here, please disregard.
A later poster confirmed it:
Awesome! I can confirm this does in fact work as well. Searching goes to whatever URL you specify, and then a web browser opens where you can click on links OR type in another URL if you wish.
… Interesting, indeed.
Could someone want to put it though its paces and tell what features it has? I’d love to know.