How would you like to use a tablet made of electronic paper?
This is the latest product to be shown off to the world by Sony. It is called – perhaps unsurprisingly -the Digital Paper tablet.
The device is just 7mm thick and it is the touchscreen which is made out of electronic paper. The screen is A4 size and uses an E-Ink display. This allows users to write onto it directly and to make notes on any document they look at.
The Digital Paper tablet has been designed with office use mainly in mind. It can be hooked up to Wi-Fi and is expected to cost £660 when it goes on sale in the UK next month.
It is a low energy using gadget and Sony sources suggest that it could run for up to 3 weeks without being recharged. It is the first tablet to be created with the new E-Ink technology which has been put together in a joint project with Sony.
Documents Shown in PDF Format
This brand type style of display is called Mobius and it has a 1200 x 1600 resolution. Documents are shown on it in Adobe PDF and anything which has been created in a different format has to be converted across to a PDF file before it can be seen and worked upon.
It is an interesting mixture of a touchscreen and a paper document, as it allows you rest your hand on it while you are writing. The device has 4GB of internal memory and this can be increased using a micro SD memory card.
Could you find a use for the Digital Paper tablet?