The Kobo Touch has just received updated firmware that gives it many of the same functionality as the recently released Kobo Glo. The company is working very hard to insure that there is homogenization across their entire line of device, so the same features will be available on the current lineup of e-readers they sell.
Users now have the ability to install dictionaries in their preferred languages and uninstall the ones that are not applicable to you. French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian and many others are available. There is also faster page turn speeds and more options to setup the refresh rate. Users can also benefit from better text selection, highlighting and Wi-Fi performance. Finally, a new Quick Tour is available when you power the device on for the first time that outlines the general usage of this reader. If you skip it don’t worry, it is available to watch again and again in the settings menu.
To download the update you can fire up the Kobo Desktop Software and plug your reader into your PC with the USB cable. Kobo has mentioned that going forward you don’t want to manually load in the firmware anymore because they are distributing specific upgrade packages to devices based on various criteria which makes the upgrades incompatible between some devices.