Sony DPT-RP1 Now Shipping From B&H Photo – $699 (video)
Mike Cane tipped me to the news that Sony’s second epaper writing slate is now available online at B&HPhoto.
Sony’s DPT-RP1 is the king of all epaper writing slates. It’s built around a flexible 13.3″ Carta E-ink screen, and packs in not one but two touchscreens (capacitive and electromagnetic stylus).
Its screen resolution is 1650 x 2200, a nice upgrade from the last model. It runs a closed version of Android on a quad-core 1.2GHz Marvell IAP140 chip with 16GB storage and a microSD card slot.
Other improvements on the last model include an integrated NFC chip which enables users to unlock their device simply by tapping their smartphone on a certain spot on the DPT-RP1.
The DPT-RP1 also has Bluetooth, although it’s not clear whether you will be able to pair it with BT accessories, and Wifi, which you can use to access the internet.
The new device also gains several useful software features missing in the old model, including a split-screen mode where you can have two documents open at once.
You can find out more in the following videos.