The Sony Xperia Tablet S, you may recall, was whisked off the shelves about a month ago (yes, it was there) because of a manufacturing flaw that meant it wasn't in fact waterproof, which it was supposed to be.
Well, the good news is the Sony mothership in Japan has put things to right and now plans to start cranking out its Android tablet again from the middle of November.
Sony Japan actually published a notice to that effect back on October 22, but it took a few days for the news to come to our attention here in the West via XperiaBlog, then a few more days for things to calm down enough for us to actually write about it.
The original problem, which appeared only to have affected some units, was that a small space between the display and the back of the chassis had left the Xperia Tablet S vulnerable to water damage – not quite what you want in a gadget actually billed as waterproof.
If you're a Sony Xperia Tablet S owner, you might already have been contacted as part of a free inspection and repair service the company is undertaking ahead of. Otherwise, anyone interested in Sony's tablet will no doubt start spotting it back in stock and on the shelves approaching Christmas.
You can read a translation of the Sony press release here – is it just me, or wouldn't it be great if all press releases started along the lines of “We love Sony products daily, Thank you”? Gotta love Google Translate...