Sony pulls Xperia Tablet S from shelves due to water resistance issue

Xperia Tablet SSony has reportedly stopped the sales on Xperia Tablet S in Japan and other markets following concerns about its water resistance feature.

The problem with the tablet, which is supposed to be splash-proof, is the result of a manufacturing flaw at the Chinese plant where it is fabricated, Sony spokeswoman Noriko Shoji told Reuters.

Sony is not clear on when it will be able to resume sales of the tablet, Sony spokeswoman added.

Company has said that it will repair all the defected tablets free of charge, and does not think that the recall and repairs will have any significant impact on its earnings.

The Sony Xperia Tablet S went on sale September 7 in the US, followed by Japan, Europe and other markets. Company has shipped around 100,000 tablets till now.

The tablet features NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 9.4-inch display, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0 and 16GB/32GB of internal storage.