Just a month following the launch of Xperia Tab PCs, Sony Corp has announced stopping the device’s sales due to a defect the firm has detected. Reportedly, there are some gaps discovered between the screen and the case, which has also made the device vulnerable to being damaged by water.
Marketed as being water resistant, the problem started due to the manufacturing fault at the Chinese plant where it is made, revealed Noriko Shoji, spokeswoman, Sony. She further added that the date to resume sale has not yet been decided.
Sony Corp started the sale of its latest Android tablet on September 7 in the US, which was followed by launches in Japan, Europe and other countries. Till now, the firm has shipped over 100,000 devices.
Sony has promised to fix the defect in all the tabs it has sold so far. The firm also expects the cost of the recall to have no significant impact on earnings.
Designed just like a smartphone, the Xperia tablet is a bid by the company to unify its mobile devices under one name. With this tab, Sony took a jump into the tab market amid competition from the likes of Apple Inc’s iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus 7 among others.