Currys and PC World have effectively pulled Toshiba's Folio 100 tablet just days after putting it on sale, according to reports.
In a discussion that cited problems with the Android device's Flash playback and other issues, Modaco forum members wrote on Sunday that Dixons Group staff had been told to keep the tablets on display, but increase the price to £999 in a bid to discourage purchases, so as to avoid the high return rate the retail chain has been experiencing with Toshiba's £329 tablets.
"Toshiba UK is aware of reports regarding customer returns of Folio 100, and is currently working with Dixons Retail to provide a solution," a Toshiba spokesperson said on Monday. "An update on availability will be provided in due course."
The Folio 100 runs Android 2.2. Its 10-inch screen is of the same size and resolution as most netbooks, and it runs on an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. The current model only uses Wi-Fi, but Toshiba is planning a 3G version early next year.