Meet the Digital Paper, Sony’s latest e-ink slate. It’s part iPad, part e-reader, and must be made out of moon rocks. It’s $1,100 and will be available in the States this May. But you’re not going to buy it.
The 13.3-inch “letter size” Digital Paper isn’t for the average consumer. It’s definitely not for me. Sony is marketing it to gullible legal professionals with large expense accounts. It’s a note-taking device. The flexible e-ink display boasts both optical and active digitizer touchscreens allowing for finger and stylus input. Markup documents right on the screen. Files are saved in a repository that can be shared.
It’s too bad that the software only supports PDFs.
Sony introduced this device to the Japanese market last year. Since launch the device has only supported the editing and viewing of PDF documents. Word and Excel docs can be converted to be viewed on the device…
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