Sony’s ‘Splash-proof’ Tablet Not So H2O-Resistant

  • 100,000 units already sold
  • Chinese manufacturers blamed
  • No news when it will be back

Sony has put the sale of its flagship tablet, the Sony Xperia Tablet S, on hold after it was discovered that the water-resistant device is not resistant at all!

  • 100,000 units already sold
  • Chinese manufacturers blamed
  • No news when it will be back

Sony has put the sale of its flagship tablet, the Sony Xperia Tablet S, on hold after it was discovered that the water-resistant device is not resistant at all!

"Xperia tablet's splash-proof design helps provide assurance that your tablet is protected from the elements," reads the product description.

Sony had to stop selling the tablet due to gaps in between the screen and the case that make it highly susceptible to water damage.

It should probably also recall the over 100,000 units it already shipped and sold since it went on sale last month. But so far, there is no indication from Sony that they intent to do this.

The Xperia Tablet S was listed on Sony's Web site as "coming soon" last Friday, with a button marked "notify me" when it is available.

The company is blaming its Chinese manufacturers as responsible for the flaw, and has already promised to replace any tablets that have been bought since they went on sale in September.

There is no time frame yet as to when the tablet will be back on the market.

The device is powered by Android's 4.0 version Ice Cream Sandwich and features a large, 9.4-inch screen and an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel camera in front, 1 GB of RAM and four-plus-one multi-core processors.

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