Toshiba faces some serious problems with its tablets, as the UK retailers have stopped selling the Folio 100 model. The company leaked memos from Dixons chain stores Currys and PC World, showing that the issue is with the high return rate of the products. Shops even pulled units from their websites, also increasing prices up to $1613, in order to avoid customers asking for more tablets.
Meanwhile, on MoDaCo’s forums you’ll find that among the issues reported with the device is the lack of Android Market support and Flash, in spite of having Froyo installed on the slates. Also, random standby wakeups and lack of responsiveness are quoted, plus poor quality of build and screens. Fragile plastic is mentioned as well.
This could not only affect Toshiba’s image, but also Android tablets as a product segment, which is a pity, specially for the critically acclaimed Galaxy Tab.