Sony Xperia Tablet S sales halted, manufacturing flaw discovered
Sony’s Xperia Tablet S was launched in September around the world (including in the US, Japan, and Europe) as the company’s third Android tablet – after the Tablet P and Tablet S models introduced last year.
Now Sony has discovered a manufacturing flaw, which can make the tablet susceptible to water damage (despite the fact that it’s presented as being splash-proof).
According to Reuters, some “gaps between the screen and the case” are to blame for the susceptibility to water damage. In consequence, sales of the tablet have been halted until the problem is solved.
Reportedly, about 100,000 Xperia Tablet S units have been shipped by Sony, but it’s not clear how many of those are actually in the hands of customers. In any case, Sony “will fix any of the tablets sold” – assuming they’re flawed.