Sony’s DPT-RP1 Writing Slate Features Increased Screen Resolution

A few weeks back Sony teased a 10" E-ink writing slate in a customer survey, but now it appears they went in a different direction.

Sony has just revealed the DPT-RP1, its replacement for the discontinued DPT-S1.

The DPT-RP1 is about the same size and shape as its predecessor, and it has the same limited format support (only PDF), but it also has a higher resolution screen, with an improved “non-slip” panel which Sony has said will improve the experience of using the included digital pen.

Sony has also dramatically bumped the screen resolution from 1200 x 1600 to 1650 x 2200, boosting the sharpness from 150 ppi to 207 ppi. The new model is also slightly thinner and lighter (12.7 ounces versus 12.3 ounces), and it also has twice the storage as well as Wifi, Bluetooth, and NFC.

The previous model had only Wifi, which limited how you could get data on and off the DPT-S1, but the new model can and receive data over Bluetooth. What's more, it uses NFC to help secure your information. The DPT-RP1 defaults to locked, but wave an authorized NFC chip at it and it will unlock (me, I would rather use a password).

According to The Verge, the DPT-RP1 is scheduled to go on sale in Japan for around 80,000 yen (roughly $720) on 5 June. The US release date has not been set.

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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."

11 Comments on Sony’s DPT-RP1 Writing Slate Features Increased Screen Resolution

  1. Great! Any news about its processor?

  2. Processor: Marvell IAP140 64-bit Quad-core
    – ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, up to 1.2GHz, and a separate power low-power Cortex M3
    – Supports Linux and Android
    – ready for Jailbread?

  3. As Sony and E Ink just signed a new Joint Venture we might see also Sony’s 10.3″ ereader.

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