This morning found me eagerly refreshing the FCC website, waiting for the embargo to be lifted on Sony’s new DPT-CP1, but now it turns out we don’t have to bother.
The new Sony digital paper that showed up on the FCC website last month is now listed on Sony’s site in Japan. It is a 10.3″ writing slate, just like the one that Sony was polling consumers about last year.
The Sony DPT-CP1 features a 10.3″ E-ink screen (resolution 1404 × 1872). Built by Taiwan OEM Netronix, this writing slate has a capacitive touchscreen with matching stylus. It runs Sony’s software on a Marvell IAP 140 quad-core CPU with 16GB internal storage, and can connect over Wifi, Bluetooth, or NFC.
Weighing in at 240 grams (almost as light as the Kindle Paperwhite), the CP1 measures 174.2 × 243.5 × 5.9 mm and has a battery life of about a month.
It only supports PDF, of course.
This device is in many ways a smaller copy of the Sony DPT-RP1; both devices have the same CPU, software features, and connectivity, but CP1 is missing at least one key detail: it doesn’t have the dual touchscreens found on the RP1.
That could mean this model will be significantly cheaper than the CP1 when it ships this summer.