Sony Xperia Tablet S to be available again in mid-November
0. phoneArena 28 Oct 2012, 00:33 posted on
A small manufacturing glitch caused the normally water-resistant Sony Xperia Tablet S to take on water thanks to a gap located between the back of the tablet and the display; Sony pulled the device from its line-up and will resume sales in the middle of next month...
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15. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
It would have been more successful with a 1080P display but Sony is late the party and nexus 10, ipad 4, infinity 700 and surface now dominate the tablet market.
2. Ravail (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
While the initial design wasn't the flaw, executing from blueprint to physical product was the flaw, good job by Sony to recognize it and fix it.
3. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
waterproof tablet owns :) first waterproof tablet i bet
4. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Next year all ipads (mini/mega) will be water proof and price may go up by few humdred $ for that reason.
6. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
I have a dilemma on my hands now! I'm considering the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT vs. Sony Xperia Tablet S vs. Sony Vaio T Ultrabook!
I'm just worried about the lack of apps available on RT - like is there even an official facebook app? And am also hoping it doesn't rely too heavily on Xbox games (I'm a PS3 man!) but for other things, such as Office 2013 and the USB port this tablet will be brilliant - but obviously still not as functional as the ultrabook, what do you guys think?
7. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Depends on what you'll use it for:
Sony Vaio T Ultrabook = for serious work (programming, macros, etc)
Surface w/ RT and Sony Xperia S= for student/typical office work (Word, powerpoint, Excel, etc - without macros and plugins)
I'll get an Android Tab over the Surface RT anyday. How I see it: Surface RT is targeted at companies looking to upgrade their PCs to W8,
8. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
Well, I'm a student, so it will mainly be for essays and note-taking, and portability is absolutely essential - hence why I was considering the Surface with Windows RT - I'm normally an Android guy too - I just really want the Microsoft Office programs and keyboard for a tablet..
However, I also need iTunes and other legacy programs for my other devices and leisure programs - and my laptop is starting to get a bit dated, hence the idea of the Ultrabook..
I already have the Sony Tablet S (though will sell it and replace if I get Xperia Tablet S or Surface) and know that android tablets cant offer the office suite that Microsoft can - not yet anyway..
Not sure what to do! Thanks for your reply by the way.
9. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Sure there's a windows suite bundled with the Surface RT, but the office functions you can use are pretty much the same as the ones on Android (e.g. Polaris).
I think what you're trying to say is you want to replace your old laptop AND your Tablet S AT THE SAME TIME with a single device.
Well, if I were you I'd wait for the Surface Windows 8 Pro, that's the only thing (coming soon) that can replace both your tab and your laptop.
10. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
Yeah that maybe is what i'm trying to do without realising it haha! And yeah, that's what I wondered about MS office on the Surface RT.. it would allow me to do what I need to do I think, but realistically the only way i'm gonna be able to have portability and a replacement for both is through the surface pro or Vaio T.. and i'm swaying towards Vaio T.. thanks for your help though!
11. adjou (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)
Well done Sony for fixing this, no fuss created
@ aaron_R96 Or you can get the vaio duo 11! :3
16. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
HahaHaha! as much as i'd love too its quite expensive, and I think id miss having some form of trackpad! :(
12. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Is it worthed to upgrade the sony sony tablet s from the xperia s
14. BattleBrat (Posts: 884; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I'm SO buying one, though with nano coating (such as the RAZR has) is there really a point if there are gaps?