Sony Xperia Tablet S to be available again in mid-November

Sony Xperia Tablet S to be available again in mid-November
Earlier this month, the water-resistant Sony Xperia Tablet S was discovered to have a manufacturing mistake that left a gap between the display and the back of the unit that could allow water or other liquids to enter the tablet's innards. As a result, Sony halted sales of the tablet after 100,000 had already had been shipped. Sony said it would repair all of the defective tablets for free and is offering a free inspection for those who had purchased the device before the sales halt.

Now, the good news is that the first tablet to wear the Xperia brand will resume sales in the middle of November. The Sony Xperia Tablet S launched in the U.S. on September 7th with subsequent releases in Europe, Japan and other locations.

The Sony online store in the U.S. lists the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models of the Sony Xperia Tablet S as "Coming Soon" and is taking e-mail addresses for those interested in being notified when the tablet is available for purchase once again.

source: XPERIABlog via AndroidAuthority

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Xperia Tablet S
  • Display 9.4" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC



1. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

great design by Sony

5. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

but too expensive

15. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 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: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 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: May 09, 2012

waterproof tablet owns :) first waterproof tablet i bet

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 unregistered

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: Feb 27, 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 unregistered

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: Feb 27, 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 unregistered

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!

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

get the Vaio dude! :)

11. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

Well done Sony for fixing this, no fuss created @ aaron_R96 Or you can get the vaio duo 11! :3

16. Aaron_R96 unregistered

HahaHaha! as much as i'd love too its quite expensive, and I think id miss having some form of trackpad! :(

12. oister85 unregistered

Is it worthed to upgrade the sony sony tablet s from the xperia s

14. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm SO buying one, though with nano coating (such as the RAZR has) is there really a point if there are gaps?

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