Thanks for the info, pokee. I was hoping they'd start shipping today.
It's a bit eerie, but this mirrors the pre-order shipping of the original enTourage eDGe in February 2010 (i.e., orders shipped a day early). And on top of that, the Kobo eReader/eBook Account page (with its "dashboard" and several other features) is spookily similar in form and function to what enTourage had (different skin, obviously). Maybe Kobo's using the same app?