One month after the launch of the Xperia Tablet S, Sony decides to halt its sales, due to previously undetected manufacturing issues. The Tablet S is supposedly a water-resistance device, but a design defect leaves a gaping hole in the rear part. Sony regularly states that it strives for high-quality products while providing favorable customer experience, but some manufacturing issues could be the cause of the problem. Not all devices are affected with this issue, but Sony has asked retailers to halt selling this product immediately. The company will undergo a time-consuming and perhaps, costly process for inspecting and replacing products that fail to meet the original quality standards.
The new tablet was announced officially in IFA 2012 at Berlin and arrived on US stores on September 7. The phone is available in three storage options, 16GB ($399), 32GB ($499) and 64GB ($599). The 1.4GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor helps to render the interface of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on a 9.4” (1280 x 800) display). The Japanese company has shipped more than 100,000 units of Tablets S, but when executed properly, the recall shouldn’t cause discernible impacts on annual earnings.