Toshiba Folio 100 Android Tablet Pulled By Dixons

A high return rate has convinced Dixons to pull the plug on the sales of the Toshiba Folio 100 Android-based tablet only days after it was introduced in the UK.

Many had expect the device to become a high profile success given that it was rivalling the Apple iPad when it came to specs while significantly undercutting its price.

At £329, it did manage to attract more than a few customers who were then sorely disappointed by a number of shortcomings including the inability to load flash, the lack of Android Marketplace with others pointing to a distinct lack of "pinch to zoom".

The Register reports that there was some significant demand for the device at Dixons which had to raise the price of the tablet to £999 to prevent further sales.

Dixons had a 21-day exclusive deal on the Folio 100 and, following the complaints, has removed it temporarily from its website pending further investigation.

Toshiba UK issued a statement saying that it "is aware of reports regarding customer returns of the Folio 100, and is currently working with Dixons Retail to provide a solution. An update on availability will be provided in due course."