Sony will launch the second generation of its Digital Paper (model DPT-RP1) in the United States next month. Sony says that it’ll give users a better document reading experience with improved annotations and note-taking features. The device comes with a higher resolution 13.3" display (1650 x 2200) which makes reading easier and includes a more responsive touch panel for more precise handwriting.
Sony’s director in charge of the Digital Paper project, Bob Nell, said:
“Digital Paper has proven to be a better way to read and write in a range of professional applications. Now, an array of new features and improved performance broadens our potential audience beyond the professional markets that have already embraced Digital Paper. With this second generation. It truly is – paper perfected.”
In terms of specifications, the 2nd gen Digital Paper comes with 16GB of internal storage which is enough for about 10,000 PDF documents. The device is very thin and light, with a 0.23-inch thickness and weighing 12.3 ounces – that’s about the weight of 60 pieces of letter-sized paper according to Sony. A single charge will keep the Digital Paper powered for about three weeks.
While the device seems like a great upgrade, the price of the device, even though it’s lower than the first generation model, is still very high. If you want to buy the Digital Paper you’ll have to fork out $699.99.