Back in December, Sharp announced a monochromatic device which they referred to as a digital notepad. The point of the device was to replace paper notepads and ultimately save paper in the long-run and the good news is that if the original model was a bit too basic for your liking, Sharp has announced an updated and more advanced version of the device. Dubbed the WG-N20, the device sports a 6” display with a resolution of 600×800, measures 11.1cm by 15.5cm, is about 1cm thick and weighs 210 grams. The device can store 2,000 handwritten notes which is double that of its predecessor, and is able to provide about 60 hours of use on a single charge and will come bundled with a stylus that users will be able to use to make their notes with.
The device is priced at around $150 (after conversion) and the WG-N20 is expected to go up for sale come August, although there is no mention as to whether the device will make its way stateside or if it will remain a Japan exclusive. $150 isn’t too bad of a price for a tablet, but considering that this device can only be used to make notes, it does seem a little steep, but what do you guys think? Is this something you might be interested in?