The Sony DPT-S1 13.3 inch e-reader is officially discontinued and all of the companies retailers are completely sold out. Amazon, B&H and CDW product pages are either broken or showing a out of stock message. Sony has confirmed to Good e-Reader that they are no longer manufacturing new models and they have a new product in development that should be released sometime next year.
The DPT-S1 was the first 13.3 inch e-reader and it could only read and edit PDF files. This was certainly not an e-book reader, but a very professional device. The success of this model prompted Good e-Reader to launch our own 13.3 inch device that featured an open Android ecosystem with full Google Play integration.
The timing of the DPT-S1 being discontinued is concerning. The company will be missing out on the lucrative holiday season.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.