Sony unveils Digital Paper e-reader with 13.3" display
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Sony was one of the first major manufacturers to adopt e-readers, with their first model retailing way back in 2006, but they've taken a backseat to Amazon and Barnes & Noble in recent years. Now, in an attempt to regain relevance, Sony is introducing their new Digital Paper, an e-reader that's vastly different than anything they've offered before.
Coming in at a remarkable 13.3", the Digital Paper features a flexible e-ink display, with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Weighing a reasonable 358 grams, the e-reader also features a capacitive touch panel and a stylus which allows for annotation and highlighting. Other features include Wi-Fi, 4GB of internal memory, a microSD expansion slot and a battery life of 3 weeks per charge.
The device was announced through Sony Japan and is being promoted as an alternative for use in classrooms and businesses. Currently, the Digital Paper will only be available through a test run at three Japanese universities, but Sony hopes to offer it commercially by the end of 2013.