No the Kobo screen isn't the same as the Nook screen, which is one of the ways in which both the Kobo & the Kindle have improved the front-lighted screens since the Nook Glowlight was released. The layer they use for the light guide is different, it's more robust and won't scratch or get damaged in the same way in which the Nook has suffered.
As well as increased resolution, more clarity, more even spread of light, and the fact the LEDs are located at the bottom of the screen instead of a long the top - though from what you've posted, you looked at the Glo and saw that differently...... It's been a while since I last looked at a Glo in person, but that was one of the improvements both it and the PW were supposed to have made in comparison to the Nook?
Last edited by soulfuldog; 03-07-2013 at 08:13 AM.