Sony halts the sales of Xperia tablet S due to manufacturing defect
So, Sony's water-proof tablet is not actually water-proof ! The latest tablet from Sony, the Xperia tablet S that was touted to be as "splash-proof" has been detected with a serious manufacturing defect.
Apparently, the "splash-proof" tablet has a gap between it's screen and the rear casing that makes it vulnerable to damage caused from liquids. Due to the gap, water can seep into the tablet and hence, damage it.
In an e-mailed statement, a company spokeswoman said,"Sony strives to design high-quality products and is committed to providing a positive customer experience. Unfortunately, we have identified that a limited number of our new Xperia Tablet S released in September 2012 may not meet our splash-proof specification. As a result, we have asked retailers to stop selling Xperia Tablet S immediately, until we have had the opportunity to inspect and replace stock with product that meets our stringent quality standards."
Till date, the company has sold around 100,000 Xperia S tablets .
While there is no news that if the company would recall the defected models, but as a caution, the company has advised the users to use the tablet in dry conditions. In a statement from Sony, it said, “As a precaution and to protect your product, please be sure not to use your Xperia Tablet S where water may splash onto it”
“We will repair, replace, or refund affected devices at no charge. We expect to post a program announcement, with details and instructions, on this page by the end of October 2012”, said Sony.
The Xperia S tablet sports a 9.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.The Xperia S tablet is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The tablet has an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.
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