Reports are coming out of Korea that UMID have been forced to recall their M1 mobile internet device over concerns about build quality and finishing. The M1, which retails in Korea as the mBook, went on limited sale on February 13th, and apparently is yet to sell out the 500 units.
Reported issues include poor moldings around ports, together with rough or chipped finish to the clamshell MID’s hinges and edges. It’s also possible to see directly into the casing through the over-sized cutout for the battery connector.
Commentators are inevitably comparing UMID’s MID experience with that of Korean rival Viliv, who began selling their S5 MID on Tuesday this week and sold all 1,000 within fifteen minutes. It’s unclear how this might affect the UMID M1′s full-scale launch.
[via Steve Paine]