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Sony Stops Sales of Tablet

Everyone probably wanted the iPad anyway. Sony has stopped sales of its Xperia tablet, which first went on sale in the United States on Sept. 7 and was then released elsewhere in the world. The new tablet is supposed to be water-resistant, but a manufacturing defect left the tablets susceptible to water damage. One hundred thousand tablets have already been shipped, but the company says it will fix any that have already been sold.

October 5, 2012 7:13 AM