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Sony halts sales of new Xperia S tablet

Sony Xperia Tablet S

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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