Sony Japan has been taking pre-orders for the past month or two and the company has confirmed to Good e-Reader that they are completely sold out. Reserved sales have hit their limit and new customers will not be able to purchase one for at least three weeks. Meanwhile the new 10.3 inch digital paper will be available for customers in the United States on June 12th and pre-orders are available on Amazon.
Initially Sony had planned to release their third generation Digital Paper in the United State on June 23rd, but the company decided to make it available a few weeks earlier. This is a boon for anyone who wants to order a more affordable e-reader, instead of buying the more expensive 13.3 inch model.
The DPT-Cp1 features a 10.3 inch E-Ink Carta display with a resolution of 1872×1404 with 227 PPI. It has a capacitive layer for touchscreen interactions and also one support for a stylus to take notes and write on PDF files and it supports A5 documents.
Underneath the hood is a Marvell (R) IAP 140 64-bit Quad-core IoT Applications Processor, 16GB of internal storage, WIFI and Bluetooth 4.2. The dimensions are 174.2 × 243.5 × 5.9 mm and it weighs approximately 240 g.
The DPT-CP1 will basically be running the same firmware as the DPT-RP1 and provide the same user experience. It will be a dedicated PDF editing device and will be able to take notes with the accompanied stylus. It will be compatible with the Digital Paper software for the PC to receive firmware updates and save all of your files locally.
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.