Manufacturing defect had halted sales of the device.
Following Sony pulling the Xperia Tablet S from shelves at the start of October due to water damage issues, the company has, as promised, made the product available again.
Sony promised to re-release the Xperia Tablet S before the end of November, and it's indeed done exactly that, but just about. Still, it's subsequently giving the device a chance of performing commercially during the coveted holiday shopping period.
The defect for the 9.4-inch Xperia Tablet S uncovered a small gap between the display panel and the device's back case, which could potentially allow liquids to leak through its casing.
While Sony stressed the problem affected a "limited number" of units, the issue was discovered when the firm began to offer free inspections and a repair service in select territories where the tablet was available.