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Sony Suspends UK Sales of Xperia Tablet S

By - Source: Crave (CNet) | B 5 comments

Sony hasn't said when the device will be back on the market.

Sony has had to suspend sales of its Xperia Tablet S product due to splash-proofing issues with the device. According to a statement that the company sent to CNet, some Tablet S models released in September may not meet the stated splash-proof specification due to a "minor" space between the display panel and the back of the tablet.

 

Announced at the end of August, the Xperia Tablet S packs one of Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chips, a 9.4-inch display, up to 64GB of storage space, a full-sized SD card slot for expanded storage, HDMI connectivity with optional HDMI adapter cable, Wi-Fi, and an optional docking stand that adds three USB ports and one HDMI port.

The Xperia Tablet S launched the first week of September, which means it's been available for just a few weeks. Sony said today that sales of the tablet will be suspended until the problem has been fixed. Additionally, it has promised to repair any of 100,000 tablets that have already been shipped out.

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    joytech22 , October 6, 2012 10:07 AM
    The Xperia tablet hasn't been successful here at all, I've seen.. One maybe..?
    Everyone else either has an iPad or ASUS Transformer/Nexus 7 or Samsung tablet.

    To be honest, I didn't even know Sony released a T3 tablet.
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    technoholic , October 6, 2012 11:33 AM
    hmmm it has rounded corners...
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    greghome , October 6, 2012 11:36 AM
    joytech22The Xperia tablet hasn't been successful here at all, I've seen.. One maybe..?Everyone else either has an iPad or ASUS Transformer/Nexus 7 or Samsung tablet.To be honest, I didn't even know Sony released a T3 tablet.


    That never stopped VIA :p 
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    bryonhowley , October 6, 2012 12:15 PM
    Well at-least Sony as admitted the problem and is going to fix the one's sold and solve the problem instead of blaming the users or telling them they are holding it wrong! If I did want/need a tablet it would be a Sony after getting the Sony Xperia ion I have been very pleased with it. For the price if Free I could not beet it with a 4.6 inch screen 720p display (323 ppi pixel density) and a 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels camera and now it is running ICS.
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    may1 , October 6, 2012 3:13 PM
    bryonhowleyWell at-least Sony as admitted the problem and is going to fix the one's sold and solve the problem instead of blaming the users or telling them they are holding it wrong! If I did want/need a tablet it would be a Sony after getting the Sony Xperia ion I have been very pleased with it. For the price if Free I could not beet it with a 4.6 inch screen 720p display (323 ppi pixel density) and a 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels camera and now it is running ICS.


    Nor did they tell their customers that their products will get better through feedback iPhone5