The sales literature for Sony’s Xperia Tablet S device describes it as “splash-proof”, but barely a month after launch the company has had to suspend sales after gaps were found between the case and the screen. Sony has been forced to suspend sales of its new Xperia Tablet S device after the discovery of gaps between the case and the screen, which could potentially let in water. The tablet, marketed as “splash-proof”, is evidently not as splash-proof as first thought, with the Japanese company citing a manufacturing flaw at one of its Chinese plants as the cause of the design fault.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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