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[Q] Toshiba Folio 100

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13th November 2010, 02:12 AM   |  #101  
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anybody know why the folio has been taken off sale.check out pcworld and dixons and currys,they priced it up to £999 today then deleted it from all the sites,i was in the procces of trying to buy one when it happened,its a nice tab but im not gonna pay £999 for it

This is a copy of the post I put up on the Advent Vega thread on MoDaCo in response to a post about a possible recall/withdrawal, they have also spotted this;

This is shaping up to be an epic fail for toshiba and PCW, bet that 21 day exclusive does not look so hot now
I really like my folio, now it has flash and has been tamed with launcher pro.
I will keep it, unless the battery issue mentioned above is a safety thing. Mine does seem to leak juice on wifi!

Dont want to spoil your party, but I would think that unless Dixons Group/Advent are 100% sure that a repeat of the folio launch is not going to happen - the 18th might not be on

I mailed Dixons/PCW to ask if the Advent would have flash from launch and they stated that they had not yet been given the final specs of the device and would not like to speculate on this.

I hope it is out soon and is all it should/could be. Toshiba really would be shamed then.



I Suspect they (Toshiba/PCW staff) will all be whistling, looking furtive and saying "Toshiba folio, what’s that? Never heard of it. Would you like to buy an 8gig SD card for £49. No! ok your loss - see ya!"
13th November 2010, 02:40 AM   |  #102  
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Yeah lol.so true.they are so useless.I bet they wonder why they don't have HD cards.

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14th November 2010, 12:34 AM   |  #103  
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This is a copy of the post I put up on the Advent Vega thread on MoDaCo in response to a post about a possible recall/withdrawal, they have also spotted this;

This is shaping up to be an epic fail for toshiba and PCW, bet that 21 day exclusive does not look so hot now
I really like my folio, now it has flash and has been tamed with launcher pro.
I will keep it, unless the battery issue mentioned above is a safety thing. Mine does seem to leak juice on wifi!

Dont want to spoil your party, but I would think that unless Dixons Group/Advent are 100% sure that a repeat of the folio launch is not going to happen - the 18th might not be on

I mailed Dixons/PCW to ask if the Advent would have flash from launch and they stated that they had not yet been given the final specs of the device and would not like to speculate on this.

I hope it is out soon and is all it should/could be. Toshiba really would be shamed then.



I Suspect they (Toshiba/PCW staff) will all be whistling, looking furtive and saying "Toshiba folio, what’s that? Never heard of it. Would you like to buy an 8gig SD card for £49. No! ok your loss - see ya!"

I strongly advise anyone who has brought one to return it, i took mine back to pc world and was told that a mass mail has been sent to both pc world and currys in order to raise the price to £999 so that no one would purchase it. Apparently toshiba had passed this message on, due to a problem with the battery etc but anyone who owns one will know that the problem are far greater than just this. Funny thing was that when i took it out of the bag, the guy behind the counter siad "not another one!"
14th November 2010, 08:09 AM   |  #104  
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I strongly advise anyone who has brought one to return it, i took mine back to pc world and was told that a mass mail has been sent to both pc world and currys in order to raise the price to £999 so that no one would purchase it. Apparently toshiba had passed this message on, due to a problem with the battery etc but anyone who owns one will know that the problem are far greater than just this. Funny thing was that when i took it out of the bag, the guy behind the counter siad "not another one!"

Pop over to MoDaCo for a look at this pic;
android.modaco.com/content-page/322155/toshiba-folio-100-rooted-no-market-yet/page/80/

This shows a screen grab from PC Worlds in store system - it's official the Folio is effectively withdrawn. Nice one Toshiba - way to launch a product!

Print it out and then let them try and argue a refund!
14th November 2010, 02:41 PM   |  #105  
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Lol oh my days, just seen it what a joke!!!
14th November 2010, 06:18 PM   |  #106  
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Hi.
I was interested in this tablet, but now I read a lot of criticism for this product, and i watched this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z_H_-0TIYA
and I'm depressed

Loock at 9:20 and at 10:40.
Angry birds is not working.
And accelerometer too.

You who have already bought this tablet confirmed these defects?
14th November 2010, 06:51 PM   |  #107  
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Angry birds is not working right not developed for a 10" screen!
accelerometer work on 2 axe why ? they do it like tht maybe!
14th November 2010, 07:36 PM   |  #108  
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other applications works (not at full screen).
14th November 2010, 07:45 PM   |  #109  
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I had a 30 minute play with one the other day before the withdraw. I have to say its one of the worst devices i have ever seen.

The software was slow, unhelpful, and with no market very restricted. It FC'ed apps all the time.

It was extremely ugly. How can you make a 12 inch slab of glass so vile?

Cheaply made doesnt even cover it. The buttons are horribly made.

It was next to a Galaxy Tab which looked 100% better and was much smoother.
14th November 2010, 07:49 PM   |  #110  
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Had the folio about a week. Took it back today because tbh its a pretty bad piece of kit. Screen viewing angles are the worst I've seen. The battery is poor and Toshiba froyo build was incredibly slow and buggy. Will wait to see what advent can do with the vega or wait for Android 3.0 tabs next year.

Edit : also massive shout out to you guys who noticed Toshiba pulled it off the shelves. Currys where arguing the point saying it wasn't faulty and there was no recall etc..u gave me the ammo to use and get a refund ;)
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