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.