Sony Xperia Tablet S
Manufacturing problems with new splash-resistant coating mean it's not as waterproof as expected

Sony has halted sales of its new Xperia Tablet S, which was unveiled at IFA in Berlin during August.

One of the highlights of the new model was its splash-resistant coating, but it seems manufacturing problems with the device mean it hasn't been as waterproof as expected.

The Android-powered tablet has been on sale for around a month and about 100,000 units have been shipped, according to Sony.

The company says it will repair any damaged tablets and a spkesperson told the BBC a manufacturing flaw was to blame for the problem.

There is no indication yet when sales will restart.

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