The tablet market competition is finally starting to heat up with real video of the BlackBerry PlayBook arriving, and the Samsung Galaxy is starting to show up in stores around the world. One tablet we haven’t heard much about is the Toshiba Folio 100 – and now even the stores who do stock it kinda wish they didn’t!
DSG International, the group responsible for UK chain PC World, amongst others, has so many Folios returned by unhappy customers that they’ve jacked the 10″ tablet’s price up to a whopping £999 ($1612) in order to DISCOURAGE sales. Considering the original price was just £350 ($560), it’s fairly clear they REALLY don’t want to sell any of Toshiba’s Folio. Coming just days after the hardware’s official launch. Ouch!
A post over on Engadget highlights issues such as an unusually poor screen, lack of Android market and general poor build-quality.
Be sure to check out Engadget’s video below, and ask yourself this question: what happens if someone DOES spend a grand on it!?
Have you bought or used a Toshiba Folio 100? How did you find it? Let us know in the comments!