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Sony Xperia Tablet S sales stopped due to manufacturing flaw

News by Andrew Kameka on Friday October 05, 2012.

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The Sony Xperia Tablet S is supposed to be water-resistant, meaning a special coating keeps small amounts of water from damaging the device; however, Sony has discovered that the tablet is susceptible to water damage because of gaps between the screen and casing. Sony has temporarily halted sales of the Xperia Tablet S as a result of the flaw, putting a damper on what the company hoped would be a successful rebranding of its tablet business.

Sony says the Xperia Tablet S problem originates with the way it is manufactured in China. The gap between the screen and casing is incredibly small, but it's still big enough to let water seep inside the device and potentially cause damage. The splashproof claims Sony made when it launched the device aren't accurate because of that gap, so Sony has pulled the Xperia Tablet S off shelves. The company has not announced when it will resume sales or how it will fix the issue for the more than 100,000 tablets that have already shipped in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

source: Reuters

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