Kobo now has a touch screen version of their eReader called the Kobo eReader Touch. It is very similar the Nook Touch, but has no hardware buttons, and is a little narrower. The key specs are:
6″ Pearl high contrast E Ink display
Infrared touch screen
2 GB of storage
SD Card slot (up to 32 GB)
Supports EPUB, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG,BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF as well as the comic book formats CBZ and CBR.
7 Fonts in 17 sizes
The design looks nice, it is a little more compact than the Nook touch, and comes in 4 colors. It also has some social media features built in, and can sync bookmarks across multiple devices. I am a long-time Sony Reader fan, but am running out of patience for a Wi-Fi eReader that isn’t huge and expensive. This is another attractive alternative. List price is $129.99
Matt Miller gives a nice comparison over on ZDNet with a 14 minute video demo.