Sony Xperia S Tablet sales halted

Splash-proof slate isn't so water resistant, it would seem...
Adam Smith

October 8, 2012
Sony Xperia S Tablet

Sony has stopped sales of its Xperia S Tablet after the company found manufacturing defects in the slates.

Reuters reports that only a month after the device had gone on sale, Sony has pulled the tablet, due to problems with gaps between the screen and the case.

The slate is supposedly “splash-proof,” but not with gaps like that, which are obviously bad news if some H2O finds its way into the slate internals.

The fault is due to a problem at the manufacturing plant in China, and is obviously now being corrected.

Sony says it has shipped around 100,000 Xperia S tablets thus far, and it has promised to fix those which are already in punters’ hands.

There’s no news on an estimated date of when the slate might go back on sale, so sorting the issue could take a bit of time at the Chinese manufacturing facility.

The splash-proof device is powered by a 1.3GHz Tegra 3 CPU, and has a 9.4 inch 1280 x 800 display. It runs Android Jelly Bean, and can also be used as a universal remote.


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