Sony reveals first paper-thin tablet

01/04/2014

Sony has revealed its first electronic paper tablet, measuring just 7mm thick and the size of an A4 piece of paper.

Watch this review from Engadget, looking at Sony's device last year;

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Priced at around $1,100 (£660) the Digital Paper tablet uses an E-ink display similar to Amazon’s Kindle, letting users write notes on and annotate the documents it displays.

Set to go on sale in May, the low-power device is designed for office use, and Sony claims the tablet should work for three weeks without needing to be recharged.

The DPTS1 Digital Paper System uses a digital stylus similar to tablet PCs to enable the user to annotate and mark up documents.

The Wi-Fi-connected device is initially targeted at organisations in the US- to be used for PDF documents or using a built-in notebook application to take notes.

In addition to PDF source files, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files can be converted to the PDF format and saved, viewed and annotateed on the Digital Paper device, according to Sony.

It has 4GB of internal storage that can be supplemented using micro SD memory cards.

"This is a true replacement for the vast amounts of paper that continue to clutter many offices and institutions," said Bob Nell, director of Digital Paper Solutions for Sony Electronics.
Nell said that the device is optimised for reading and annotating contracts, white papers, scholarly articles and legislation.

Sony showcased the Digital Paper device at the American Bar Association Tech Show in Chicago in partnership with Worldox, which provides a document management system for organisations such as law firms and financial institutions. The DPTS1 Digital Paper System will be available via a select group of Worldox agents.

Read more at the official Sony page here

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