Sony Xperia Tablet S defect discovered, sales suspended

A manufacturing defect on Sony Xperia Tablet S, which the company believes would affect the device’s good reputation in the market, has recently been discovered. Consequently, the Japanese manufacturer issued a statement saying it would halt the sales of its tablet released in the US just last month.

One of the features of Sony Xperia Tablet S is being water-proof and it is the same feature that would be compromised if Sony continues selling the tablet without fixing the problem. There is no information as to when the company would resume the sales of this mid-range tablet but it’s a good thing to know it is on the lookout to finding defects of its devices and is willing to provide fixes.

According to reports, Sony has shipped around 100,000 Xperia S tablets and is now in the process of recalling them to be fixed. According to a Sony representative, the flaw originated from the factory in China where the components have been manufactured. So, basically, the first batch of Sony Xperia Tablet S that has already been shipped in the US and elsewhere in the world has the same defects.

Sony hasn’t provided further information about the specific defect but a representative said a gap between the casing and the screen has been discovered, according to a report from Reuters. The gap is believed to make the device susceptible to water when submerged and it wouldn’t be the same as advertised.

Sony Xperia Tablet S comes packed with a Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It also has a 1GB RAM to complement its processor plus an 8-megapixel camera. Sony has made this device so powerful to compete in the cutthroat Android tablet market and stuffed it with features that couldn’t be found in other devices.

Apple’s iPad is the reigning king in the tablet market and is being challenged by a pack of other key players led by Samsung. Sony, on the hand, has its way of dominating the market it’s targeting but it remains aloft with providers in the US. There are only a handful of devices being subsidized in the country.

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