Sony was releasing a smaller version of its Digital Paper E Ink tablet. Sony has started pre-orders for the 10.3-inch model (the DPT-CP1) through retailers for $600. That’s far from a trivial purchase, but the $200 price advantage over the 13.3-inch variant might be just enough to sway you if you don’t need the size of the larger model. You’re still getting a long-lasting, lightweight tool for annotating documents and filling out your calendar, just in a notebook size that stands a better chance of fitting in your bag.
The company hasn’t committed to an official release date, although Amazon lists the CP1 as arriving on June 21st.
As it is, both Digital Paper variants will receive some welcome upgrades on May 30th. There’s a new mobile app for Android and iOS to help shuttle documents to the device. You’ll get screen capture and video output modes for sharing your work with a larger crowd, support for smart forms (including interactive PDFs), a page jump feature, view panning, automatic page rotation and a thumbnail viewing mode to survey files at a glance.