Originally Posted by HarryT
How do the nook and the Kobo compare when it comes to dictionary lookup and text annotation capabilities?
Both use Merriam-Webster. The NOOK identifies its dictionary as the Collegiate one (word origin, etc.). There's no such distinction with the Kobo. As you can see, The Kobo's definition spans one page, whereas the NOOK's uses three. Many prefer the Oxford American/English Dictionary, including myself.
The Kobo only allows highlights, no notes, or multiple bookmarks. The NOOK can do highlights, notes, and bookmarks. To get the effect of multiple bookmarks (in a book) on the Kobo, you could use the highlighting of the first word on a page to accomplish the same thing. When you pull up a one word highlight, you know it's really a bookmark. The Kobo apps allow for highlights and notes. There's a possibility the Kobo will see an update that will provide what's missing now. They have a good track record for quickly responding to reasonable requests for features. Of course, no notes may be a deal breaker for some.
Let me add that syncing of last page read with the Kobo and Android app is practically instantaneous. When the Kobo goes to sleep it says it's updating bookmark with the server (when connected to WiFi).