Water damage halts sale of Sony Xperia Tablet S

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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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 + SD

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9 Comments

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

2. mrbtree

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

at least sony acknowledge problems unlike a certain fruit company.

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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...

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

7. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 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!

4. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

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

8. ryq24

Posts: 874; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NOTHING WILL STOP ME FROM BUYING A XPERIA TABLET

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