...but here's one we can have

OK, so we're never going to get our hands on the new Barnes & Noble Nook - or our fingers on its lovely touch screen - here in Europe. At least, not without resorting to eBay and import taxes. But here's the good news: there's a great new touchscreen e-reader you can buy, from Kobo.

Who?, you ask. Well, the Kobo reader first launched a while back, and though it hasn't exactly sold like hotcakes, it's actually an excellent little e-reader for a very attractive price, just £99. But the new version takes the specs up a notch, offering an infra-red touch screen just like that on the swanky new Nook - but is expected to match that sub-£100 price point.

No word on when it'll start appearing in WHSmith stores, but if you're interested, have a look at this video:

Kobo eReader Touch Edition Demo Video from Kobo on Vimeo.

Of course, it's probably only a matter of time before Amazon come along with their own touch-screen Kindle - and if you've bought books from the Kindle store, that's the only brand of reader that'll show them, so we'd recommend you hang on to see what they do...

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