PC World stops selling Toshiba Folio 100 – claims "very high returns"

We’ve had a few emails from readers regarding the Toshiba Folio 100 of late, some saying it’s RUBBISH and to NOT TOUCH IT and more recently letting us know that PC World has stopped selling the Android 2.2 tablet. Indeed, PC World’s page for the Folio 100 now redirects to the retailer’s Samsung Galaxy Tab listing instead.

A user of the MoDaCo forums has even taken a photo of the PC World stock screen, confirming this – the Toshiba Folio 100 has been pulled from sale due to a number of “issues” with the device.

toshiba folio 100 pulled

So the fate of the cutting-edge Android tablet scene currently rests in the hands of the Advent Vega – which is supposed to be launching this week after a worrying couple of delays. Thanks to readers Nick & Jay for the tip.

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  1. It seems that we have one more unsuccessful product :D in tablet market.

  2. Simon

     /  November 15, 2010

    Doesn’t surprise me. Toshiba are producing some horrendous Android devices at the moment. The AC100 was absolutely slated by many people and the Folio 100 has been getting bad reviews all round. The future of Android tablets currently rests in the hand of the Advent Vega and I really hope it’s released free of bugs and performance issues. Pity about all these cheap and nasty tablets around that are giving Android a bad name. If I won the Euromillions then I’d buy all the crap tablets and destroy them all!

  3. Sean

     /  November 15, 2010

    I like my folio. Not quite mas-market ready maybe, but with launcher pro, smart keyboard and dolphin HD, it does what I need. I actually set the flash plugin to ‘ask’ since most of the time it just slows down browsing. If it is wait for 3.0 or this, I am happy now – and see no reason why there won’t be a software upgrade path.

  4. PC World has dropped price of the Galaxy Tab again to £469! Related?

  5. Oh dear, not so good. This is pretty much emulating what happened with the original iPhone and touchscreen smartphone devices, though; the other manufacturers still need to play catch-up to Apple. As much as I’m not a fan of the iPad, I must admit it’s magnificently manufactured, and the touchscreen works extremely well with the UI.

    In comparison, the Galaxy Tab, for all that is good about it, can still be somewhat slow at some points. It just doesn’t work as well as an iPad, and that’s the key thing. Apple are VERY good at what they do, and it takes quite a bit of doing to catch up to them. Hopefully any future revisions of the Tab will only improve the few faults it has.

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