It has been revealed this week that a US distributor is preparing to sell a 13 inch Sony Digital Paper E Ink Slate which will be priced at around $1100.
Sony first unveiled their new Digital Paper E Ink Slate last year which is similar to a large Amazon Kindle device in styling that offers a specific range of functionality including the ability to sketch and take notes on the device.
The US distributor Worldox that will be stocking the Sony Digital Paper E Ink Slate explains that the new Sony device is aimed at professionals and isn’t particularly a consumer device. Having been designed for enterprise markets such as legal, higher education, government with fairly restrictive features.
The Sony Digital Paper E Ink Slate features a 13.3 inch E Ink Mobius display sporting a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and comes supplied with a digital pen and active digitiser, with 2.8 GB of internal storage available together with a microSD card slot for expandability.
Other features of the new Sony Digital Paper E Ink Slate include Wi-Fi connectivity and a weight of less than 13 ounces. Unfortunately the Digital Paper E Ink Slate has only been designed to view and edit PDF files with no other support for alternative formats or the ability for third party applications to be loaded onto it.