It has been confirmed that the Kobo eReader Touch Edition has gone on sale in the United States and Canada today. The device will be available at Best Buy, Borders, Walmart and Indigo at a price of $129.99.
The new 6-inch Kobo is lighter and thinner than the Nook Touch, as well as $10 cheaper. The new Kobo unfortunately lacks a memory card slot and only offers 1 GB of internal memory reserved for book storage.
Whether the trim-offs are worth the $10 in savings, still remains to be seen.