Sony Xperia Tablet
Sony stops Xperia saleReuters

Sony Corp has reportedly pulled out its Xperia Tablet S from retail shelves over manufacturing defects found in the device.

The Japanese electronics firm was said to have discovered a gap between the screen and the case which will make the splash-proof tablet vulnerable to damage, Reuters reported.

Interestingly, Xperia Tablet S was developed to be water proof and now the device is found to have problems with the same. The flaw in the tablet must have happened at the manufacturing plant in China from it is produced, a company spokesman is reported to have said.

The company will rectify the problems for users who have already bought the device.

Sony's latest tablet joined its Xperia network in September and the over 100,000 devices were shipped until now.

Xperia Tablet S packs a quad-core Tegra 3 SoC and runs on Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It comes with a 9.4-inch screen with 1,280 x 800 resolution IPS LCD panel like its previous generation. A notable feature is that the tablet has 64 GB memory on board. The tablet was in competition with ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 which also offered the same screen resolution.

The tablet was Sony's footstep to the Android tablet market and the latest report about the manufacturing fault may hamper its tablet sales. The company expects that the defect found will not significantly affect its earnings, the news agency said.