Oct 05 AT 8:51 AM Nick Gray 5 Comments

Sony halts sales of Xperia Tablet S due to water-proofing defect

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Sony has asked retailers to halt sales of the Xperia Tablet S due to a manufacturing defect which compromises the tablet’s resistance to liquids. According to Sony’s press release, the device’s “splash-proof” performance has been compromised by a manufacturing defect which created a gap in the rear display panel. For now, Sony is not issuing an official recall of the tablets which have already been sold. Instead, they are offering an inspection and free repair to consumers if their tablet does incur water damage. Until this matter is resolved, we suggest you refrain from using your Xperai Tablet S while in the pool or standing in the rain.

Out of curiosity, have any of you purchased the Sony Xperia Tablet S?

Source: The Verge

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    Out of curiosity, have any of you purchased the Sony Xperia Tablet S?


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  • -Marvin-

    You get what you pay for.
    I have an iPad 2 instead (superior, flawless)

    • DROID Sam

      Correct. You pay more for an iPad 2 which does not feature water-proofing.

    • TruFactz

      Umm sir, even the nexus 7 has better durability than an iPad 3, let alone 2. Go ahead, YouTube “nexus 7 vs iPad durability test, lemme know what ya get…..