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Sony halts sales of Xperia tablets on poor water resistance-Jiji

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Sony Corp has halted sales of its Xperia tablet PCs, which the Japanese electronics firm launched to compete with Apple Inc's iPads, after finding some models had low water resistance, Jiji News Agency said on Friday.

Sony will provide free checks and maintenance on the tablets, Jiji said.

(Reporting by Tokyo Newsroom; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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Keywords: SONY TABLET/SUSPEND