Kobo Touch first impressions
I thought I’d take a few minutes and tell you what i think of the KT.
It’s a little slow. I tap to open a book and there’s a noticeable wait. I tap to select something in the TOC and there’s await (at first I thought it was frozen). I’ve confirmed that this is probably the firmware that will ship, so that concerns me.
On the plus side, you can turn the page by tap and swipe. A double tap opens the menu at the bottom of the screen, and you have library, font size, goto options. There’s actually 2 options to jump around inside a book, the TOC and a slider bar. There’s even a back button and a jump to next chapter button.
It’s slow, but I’m impressed with the menu design. It has a number of good features including the new Reading Life (which I don’t care about because I’m not social).
P.S. You can fondle the Kobo Touch yourself at BEA this week or at Borders Columbus Circle (here in Manhattan) tomorrow between noon adn 2pm.