Sony has stopped selling its Xperia Tablet S after finding defects in the devices.
According to Reuters, sales were halted after gaps were discovered between the screen and case, making some of the tablets susceptible to water damage.
A Sony spokeswoman told Reuters that the hardware issues have been traced back to a "manufacturing flaw" at the Chinese plant where the tablet is made.
Sony has not decided when sales of the tablet will resume, the news service said.
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Big time stuff for our international friends, sure, but what about us in the United States? Will we see any of these devices?
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