The Sony Digital Paper DPT-Cp1 is a new 10.3 inch e-reader and digital note taking device and it is going to be available to purchase on the Sony Japan website in June. This device hit the FCC a few weeks ago and already has a full product page that gives us an indication on what it brings to the table.
The DPT-Cp1 features an E-Ink Carta display with a resolution of 1872×1404 with 227 PPI. It has a capacitive layer for touchscreen interactions and also one for the 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.
When the FCC application was initially filed in early March I knew that this would be a 10.3 inch model and most people did not believe me. This was because it was too early in the 13.3 inch life cycle to replace it and Sony was facing competition from the Remarkable and the Onyx Boox Note. These two devices have proven that people want a smaller and more portable device.
The problem with the Sony Digital Paper like of e-readers and digital note takers is that it is only available in Japan and the United States. Remarkable and Onyx ship their products worldwide, which is their primarily competitive advantage.
It remains to be seen what the final price for the DPT-Cp1 will be and when it will hit the US.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.