Sony’s 13.3″ Digital Writing Slate updated with basic features and better security

DPT-S1-PDF-Reader[1]There's a new firmware out this week for Sony's ereader for the rich and eccentric. It doesn't add support for Epub or any file format other than PDF, but the update does improve security, add better file management, and adds an eraser option to the toolbox.

This update is only for the Japanese model, and not the one sold in the US. According to Sony, the update adds:

  • Eraser
  • Handwriting on enlarging images
  • Undo / Redo function
  • Adding or deleting pages from a PDF
  • New Notes templates (basically blank PDFs)An option to prevent users from deleting each other's annotations
  • Duplicating files
  • Creating and deleting folders
  • a New password option,

and more. All in all this is not much of an update; given that this device cost over 1 grand when it launched last summer I would have expected that it would have all of these features already.

The Sony Digital Paper DPT-S1 sports a 13.3" Mobius E-ink display with a screen resolution of 1,600 x 1,200. It comes equipped with a hybrid capacitive and electromagnetic touchscreen, Wifi, 4GB internal storage, and a stylus.

The DPT-S1 can be bought in the US from Sony. The retail price is $999, which includes the wages of a personal assistant who will operate the writing slate on your behalf. via MobileRead

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Sony’s 13.3″ Digital Writing Slate updated with basic features and better security

  1. Gotta give Sony credit for being at the forefront of ereading tech.
    Adding an eraser will come in handy when the EU extends the right to be forgotten to ebooks.

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