It would appear as though the Toshiba Folio 100 has been put on hold by Dixons, Currys and PC World in the UK. Collectively owned by Dixons Retail plc. and known as PC City in Spain, Italy and Sweden, the price point for the tablet has been raised to £999.99 ($1613), allegedly to put consumers off inquiring about the device. This seems rather far fetched to me, but there are numerous reports of customer complaints regarding the device both in terms of build quality and software stability.
Given that this tablet was designed to compete with the iPad, it falls someway short across the board. The iPad has an aluminum chassis and in comparison to the Toshiba Folio… well, there isn’t one. Nonetheless, the device does run Android 2.2 aka Froyo, which is certainly a positive. If you have one of these devices, please let us know your thoughts on it, and furthermore, if you were thinking about getting one we would suggest you wait a little bit for the dust to settle on this. Once we learn more about what is really going on here, we’ll let you know.
[Source: Device Mag]