Sony Stops Selling Xperia Tablet S Due to Design Defect

Less than a month after it launched, Sony has reportedly stopped selling Xperia Tablet S devices due to a design defect that could let water into what's supposed to be a water resistant device. It was discovered that some units being sold had a tiny gap just wide enough between the display and chassis to let water inside, which might not have been a problem except that Sony advertises the Xperia Tablet S has having a "splash-proof enclosure" suitable for using in the kitchen where it would be susceptible to wet hands and the inevitable "splash or two."

Sales of the Xperia Tablet S kicked off on September 7 in the U.S. It's a thinner and lighter version of the original Tablet S from Sony, with a solid hardware foundation that consists of an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 9.4-inch display, SD memory card slot, 1MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear-facing camera, and various other tidbits. It was selling for $399 (16GB), $499 (32GB), and $599 (64GB), all MSRPs.

Sony Xperia Tablet S Water

Sony attached the Xperia moniker to its tablet this time around, which it also uses to denote its smartphones. Xperia Tablet S devices already sold will be fixed for free. As for when sales will resume, Sony hasn't yet figured that out.
Via:  Reuters
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jannereeves 2 years ago

I was about to buy this tab but the selling stopped. This tab was perfect for my kitchen, i have renovated my kitchen in modern style and this tab was going to add more to it. When can we see this tab in the Market? i am planning to install ready to assemble kitchen cabinets next week so i have to balance the budget as well.

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