Sony has announced that they have halted the sales of their Sony Xperia S tablet after defects were found. They found gaps between the screen and case which makes the machines which are supposed to be water resistant, not water resistant.
A Sony spokeswoman, Noriko Shoki said that the defect is the result of a manufacturing flaw in the Chinese plant they are made in. There’s also no set date for when the sales of the tablet will resume. Sony will be wanting to get the tablet back on the market before the Christmas rush, otherwise they could loose out on massive sales numbers.
100,000 units of the tablet have been shipped around the world. Sony is telling those customers that they should keep their tablet indoors, away from water and keep the tablets at room temperature.
The Sony Xperia S was released last month (September 2012) and features a 9.4 inch screen, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, 8 mega-pixel main camera, 1 mega-pixel secondary camera and runs off Android Ice Cream Sandwich.