Android and Me

Caution: Toshiba Folio 100 Android tablet is now shipping

3 years ago 5

Back in September I got to go hands-on with the Toshiba Folio 100 when I attended IFA in Berlin. I had high hopes for the device since it was one of the first Tegra 2 tablets I was able to play with, but I discovered the device was half-baked and I called it a steaming pile of disappointment.

We hoped Toshiba would go back to the drawing board and fix all the software issues we experienced, but instead they started shipping the tablet to several UK retailers. To no surprise, customers who purchased these early units experienced all kinds of problems and several stores have halted sales because of the high return rate.

An internal memo from UK retailer PC World stated, “Due to very high return rates, we are temporarily stopping sales on this product and the price has been increased to £999 ($1,613) to prevent further sales. There seems to be a number of issues, and not one specific issue.”

Hopefully Toshiba can fix these issues with a software update, but in the mean time I would avoid this tablet and wait for Google to introduce their Honeycomb tablets early next year.