Xperia Tablet S Sales Halted Over Non-Waterproof Waterproofing

By Gary Cutlack on at

Sony's rather promising new Xperia Tablet S has been pulled from the market, after some awkward leaking gaps were found in the casing of the supposedly water-resistant Android tablet.

A Sony spokesman has shifted the blame away from its designers and onto its Chinese manufacturing facility, which it says is responsible for introducing the tiny gaps found between the tablet's display and its case, which are letting moisture get into the "splash proof" machine.

It looks like the Tablet S has been pulled from UK distribution already too, with the Sony Store listing for the tab now asking potential buyers to pre-order it, no doubt pending some future tweak and relaunch. [Reuters]