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Sony recalls Xperia S tablets, halts production

By , source: Reuters

Reuters reports that because of a problem in the production process, Sony has temporarily shut down the production of its Xperia Tablet S. The tablet is marketed as water-resistant, but with the current manufacturing process, turns out not to be. There's a small gap between the screen and the chassis, which creates a big risk for water damage. For this reason, the tablet is temporarily unavailable, just a month after its introduction. Already sold tablets are recalled and will be fixed to meet the IP Code 7 standard. Apart from the Tabelt S, Sony's Xperia Go also has the water-resistant feature. It's unclear whether this product suffers the same problem.

The Xperia Tablet S has a 9.4" screen with a 1280x800 pixel resolution and is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, clocked at 1.3 Ghz. It runs on the Android 4.0.3 operating system, hasĀ  1 GB of memory, either 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage capacity, a 1 megapixel webcam, 8 MP camera, SD memory card slot, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and stereo speakers.

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