Sony halts sales of the Xperia Tablet S due to a manufacturing defect that causes water damage

Ian Hardy

October 5, 2012 8:30 am


Just one-month after launch Sony has halted sales of the Xperia Tablet S. The reason is not because of a poor response, but according to a report in Reuters it’s because they found a gap between the display and the casing that is causing water damage. Sony stated that “For this reason, we will suspend the sale of the Xperia Tablet S.”

One of the features of the Xperia Tablet S is that its water resistant – Sony is offering up free inspections to owners and if a flaw is found they’ll replace it free of charge. The Xperia Tablet S comes in a 16GB and 32GB versions and Sony has reportedly shipped about 100,000 of the Android tablets. The Canadian SonyStyle site currently shows it’s “Out of Stock” online.

Source: Reuters
Via: Pocket-Lint

  • Anthony

    You think they’d test it out fully if they are calling it a “water resistant” tablet… O_o

    • MadeIntheUSA

      That’s what you get sometimes when you contract someone else to physically make it for you! Stuff used to be much tougher when it bore the label: Made in Japan. At least they’re owning up to it and taking some action rather than sweeping it under the rug.

  • nrj4life

    At least they are owning up to it and are willing to replace it for a brand new one, regardless of how wrong you might be holding it :)

  • Ron Mexico

    2 people out there are upset they can’t buy one right now.

  • Fanboi

    This looks just like the surface tablet. Just a different OS!

  • hello

    Ian, why are your articles so poorly written? Daniel is a far better writer.