Originally Posted by RareBird
As to your second question auto rotate on the home screen was not available with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). It wasn't introduced until Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Kobo is working on releasing it.
Strange. Auto-rotate was available on all of the ICS 4.0 devices (even cheapass ones) I've played with at the shops. It's the first version of Jelly Bean where homescreen rotation wasn't available, fortunately corrected.