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Sony Digital Paper DPT-S1 e-reader debuts in the U.S.

Mar 28 2014, 4:07am CDT | by , in News | Tablets

Sony Digital Paper DPT-S1 e-reader debuts in the U.S.

Sony is bringing its latest e-reader to the U.S. But don't expect too much.

Amidst all the hype surrounding Microsoft's Office for the iPad, Sony secretly launched a new e-reader in the U.S. that may not be for everyone.

Launched in Japan last year, the Sony Digital Paper DPT-S1 is making its debut here in the U.S. via Worldox, a legal and financial document management company based in Glen Rock, New Jersey. It will be available in May for a whopping $1,100.

Yes, it is expensive. Considering that it only supports PDF documents, its future isn't so bright. But it may not be for the average mobile warrior. Worldox is exclusively selling the e-reader to its agents and clients - mostly professionals who are in the legal, education, government, and enterprise industry.

Still, the lack of Microsoft Office support is a bit disturbing. Users, however, can convert documents into PDF format to be able to edit them.

The Sony Digital Paper DPT-S1 features a large 13.3-inch display with a 1,600 x 1,200 resolution. Its touchscreen is also flexible and it comes with a stylus support. Sony says that the built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery can last up to three weeks. That makes sense, considering the low-key hardware inside the slate.

 

Thankfully, it supports Wi-Fi connectivity, making it presumably easy to send documents to other devices.

Worldox says that the e-reader can "reduce the time-consuming process of printing, copying, sharing, transporting and discarding corporate documentation, teaching materials, and reports." Right. 

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