Sony Puts The Brakes On Tablet S Production Due To Quality Problems


When you’re making a portable device that claims to be water resistant, one of the big tricks when manufacturing it is making sure that there aren’t any wide-open gaps in the frame. At least, that’s the way things should be, but some problems in Sony’s assembly line cranking-out its new Tablet S have led the company to put a halt to the tablet’s production while the issue’s resolved.

The problem is reportedly in the boundary surrounding the display, where a gap makes it quite easy for water to find its way into the otherwise water-resistant casing.

Sony’s issued a statement regarding the issue in Japan, but so far it’s not clear if the issue is confined to Tablet S models only sold there (the model numbers Sony provides have “JP” in them, certainly suggesting that may be the case), or if the problem tablets have found their way to other markets around the globe. If you’ve noticed a gap on yours and are worried it’s one of the affected units, contact Sony to see about getting the tablet inspected and, if necessary, repaired.

Source: Sony (Google Translate)
Via: Know Your Mobile

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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