Unfortunately it seems that a week before the device was supposed to go on sale, Toshiba has decided to cancel it. The headset was supposed to begin shipping on the 29th of February, according to Toshiba when they first announced it. According to a spokesman, apparently this decision did not come lightly. “Because the glasses-type device had gained great interest, including among the media, we wanted to consider until the very last minute.”
So what was the reason for the cancellation? According to the spokesman, this was part of Toshiba’s rebuilding initiative in which the company had to focus its resources selectively, and we guess while there could have been great interest in the headset, maybe there wasn’t enough demand of it for Toshiba to turn a tidy profit on it.
Either way it is rather disappointing and we can only imagine that customers who have placed their online orders can’t be too happy about the cancellation.