Sony started this week by introducing a new device that’s old at the same time. It’s a 13.3 inch E-ink prototype reader device that’s called Digital Paper. The display is flexible and based on E Ink technology.

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The screen is actually pretty big for a slate like device and e-readers aren’t typically that big, but for education purpose, the device may find a way to appeal to teachers and students. Sony is tired of the same old capacitive touch panel and stylus and wants a change from that to the new age of devices.

Taking notes in class seems to be the aim here and the education market is also targeted. Trials at 3 Japanese educations institutions will begin over the course of the following year. You should know that Digital Paper weighs 12.6 ounces and it features a 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution. It promises to allow the user to mark PDF documents with highlights and notes. What do you make of this seemingly useless product?

  • Ian

    I want one! Many professionals need to carry around tons of documentation for their jobs. This tablet is a lot more portable than tons of binders/books to carry around & is a lot lighter than a laptop. The small e-readers just don’t cut it for me.