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Sony digital paper device with E-Ink display hits FCC

Sony DPT-RP1 E-Ink tablet successor hits FCC as the DPT-CP1
Sony DPT-RP1 E-Ink tablet
The Sony tablet with an E-Ink display that was recently spotted on the FCC website has the model name DPT-CP1, so it is probably a successor to last year's DPT-RP1. Made by Netonix, this slate features WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC, but the FCC listing does not reveal any of the main technical details. However, the document confirms that this device has reached the mass production stage, so its launch is imminent.

Last year, Sony introduced the DPT-RP1 digital paper tablet for those in need of a business slate with an E-Ink display. Those not familiar with it can consider this device as a larger (13.3 inches) Amazon Kindle that allows its users to draw pictures, to view blueprints and other types of content that does not fit easily on a small display, or to write notes with the help of a pen. Now, the time has apparently arrived for a successor.

The Digital Reader has recently spotted on FCC an unannounced Sony digital paper tablet that is manufactured by Netronix and will probably launch as the DPT-CP1. While the FCC listing does not mention any display details or a processor, there are a few connectivity-related bits of information to mention: WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth, NFC, USB cable for power (could be micro USB or Type-C, since this is not specified). In addition to these details, there is also a 3.7 V 2.08 Ah Lithium-ion battery. At last, the FCC listing also reveals that the Sony DPT-CP1 is currently in the mass production stage, so it should hit the market quite soon.

Although there is no information about the launch date and pricing at this stage, we should get ready to see the Sony DPT-RP1 surfacing in the coming weeks. Since the DPT-RP1 currently retails for around US$700 and the DPT-CP1 features NFC connectivity, the upcoming Sony digital paper tablet will certainly be another premium device that targets the business segment of the market.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-12 (Update: 2024-05-28)