More blood on Apple iPad’s touchscreen: Retailers pull plug on Toshiba’s Folio 100

Apple Online Store“If evidence was needed that tech companies were rushing to get their tablet devices to market a little too quickly, then we got it over the weekend with the news that retailers around the UK have pulled the Toshiba Folio 100 from their shelves less than two weeks after it went on sale,” David Gilbert reports for Trusted Reviews.

“Everything seemed so different back in the dim distant past of November 5 when the Toshiba Folio 100 was all set to conquer the iPad as King of the Tablets,” Gilbert reports. “It had it all – a larger screen, flash capability, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity and all for £170 less than Apple’s market leading device.”

Gilbert reports, “How could it fail we asked? Well pretty spectacularly seems to be the clear answer.”

“Over the weekend, the device was pulled from sale at retailers PC World, Dixons and Currys following a raft of customer complaints and a record high level of returns,” Gilbert reports. “There has so far been no official word from Toshiba about the freeze by retailers selling its product but no doubt it will be frantically trying to fix the problems before they offer it for sale in other parts of the world. Inferior pixel density, narrow viewing angles poor build quality and cheap plastic casing were among the other complaints from irate customers.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we said about Toshiba Folio 100 on September 03, 2010: “They can’t roll out the derivative failures fast enough.”

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “James W.” for the heads up.]

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