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Water damage halts sale of Sony Xperia Tablet S

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Water damage halts sale of Sony Xperia Tablet S
Despite a coating that is supposed to make the Sony Xperia Tablet S resistant to water, a gap was discovered between the screen and the casing that makes the tablet open to receiving water damage. According to Sony spokeswoman Noriko Shoji, the problem is the result of a manufacturing flaw at the plant in China where the device is assembled. Sony has halted worldwide sales of the device and Shoji says the company has not yet set a date for the return of the tablet to the market.

Underwater?

Underwater?

The Sony Xperia Tablet S launched on September 7th in the U.S. with follow-up releases in Japan, Europe and other locations. 100,000 units have been shipped to date. As far as the defective models go, the Japanese tech titan will repair all of the tablets for free which will not have any effect on the company's earnings. The model is the first tablet issued by Sony to wear the Xperia name as it attempts to put all of the mobile devices it sells under the same roof.

This isn't the first problem that the tablet has had. Late last month a software update was sent out to repair a problem that the Sony Xperia Tablet S was having with Wi-Fi connectivity.

source: Reuters

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 03:10 14

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


"the Japanese tech titan will repair all of the tablets for free"

"Late last month a software update was sent out to repair a problem that the Sony Xperia Tablet S was having with Wi-Fi connectivity."

was the main point of this article........smh

yes we know sony takes care of their customers.......now back to 7 plagues of the iphone 5

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 03:24 9

2. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


at least sony acknowledge problems unlike a certain fruit company.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 05:53 5

6. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1086; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Ya but I really feel fro SONY...they're just not able to get out of the blocks.
They really didnt need this right now...

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:04 1

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Let's not forget their Yellowish screen issue with Xperia S

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:24 4

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


lets not forget that, that issue isnt found on the xperia T! or the TX neither the V

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 06:49 3

7. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


like any mass produced product, there will be some defects. back when the xperia s had the yellow tint, sony replaced ALL of the problematic phones. unlike some companies who won't even acknowledge the problem!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 04:16 7

4. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


well at least Sony is being responsible with their flaws not like some fruit branded piece of s**t

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 07:14

8. ryq24 (Posts: 507; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


this is still a black eye for sony, publicity wise.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:59 1

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


NOTHING WILL STOP ME FROM BUYING A XPERIA TABLET

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