Tesco announce Hudl tablet

23 September 2013

hudl Tesco has entered the tablet market with the arrival of their Hudl device... but this isn't some junk like Next's attempt. They're serious about getting into an area that stands to make Tesco a lot of money.

The 7 inch tablet runs on Android and has a 1.5 GHz processor, as well as an HD screen and expandable storage. It also has a bunch of Tesco stuff built-in under the 'T' section, where you are taken to online shopping services and the supermarket's Blinkbox.

Early reviews have been pretty favourable, mainly echoing the 'it isn't as rubbish as we'd initially thought it would be'. At £119, it will compete pretty well with the Kindle.

In a statement, the company’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, said: "Hudl is a colourful, accessible tablet for the whole family to enjoy. The first stage in our tablet offering, it’s convenient, integrated and easy to use with no compromise on spec. Customers are quite rightly very discerning about the technology they buy so we knew we had to be competitive on all fronts."

"Being online is an increasingly essential part of family life and whilst tablets are on the rise, usage is still quite limited. We feel the time is right for Tesco to help widen tablet ownership and bring the fun, convenience and excitement of tablets to even more customers across the UK. The digital revolution should be for the many, not for the few."

TOPICS:   Technology   Gadgets

11 comments

  • klingelton
    market = saturated.
  • Daisy D.
    If there's "no compromise on spec" they won't be releasing a faster, more expensive 10" version in Spring then.
  • zeddy
    A weird name for a tablet. Being made by/for Tesco won't do its image any favours either. £65 in a few months.
  • Jeremy
    Where can I get a lid for my tablet? Preferably with a hinge on it so people would think I had a laptop.
  • Captain.Cretin
    "The digital revolution should be for the many, not for the few" So this is aimed at the Hudl'ed masses yearning to be free.
  • Euan
    Surprised BW didn't point out that you can apparently do the 'double your tesco vouchers' thing to get this for the equivalent of £60...
  • COLIN
    Does this have 3G bulitin and does it have usb solts
  • joulupukki
    @ COLIN Yep. Probably loads of them in fact so the mouth-breathers don't have to look any information up themselves.
  • Captain.Cretin
    This is the one problem with the internet, you cannot see that COLIN actually thinks in crayon; and hasnt mastered words more difficult than "CAT" or "DOG" yet. My baby daughter can now say "Father" in three different languages. Which is pissing off her mum, because so far she hasnt learned to say "Mother" in ANY language.
  • Monkey T.
    @Captain.Cretin That crayon comment made me laugh. I can just imagine him scanning his keyboard for the right key, jabbing it hard with a big sausage finger, then looking up to see if it went on his screen, then repeating the whole process for the next letter...
  • dz1
    @zeddy A bit of a stupid comment when you don't evem know the price. It was available for £60 from the start, if you use tesco vouchers to pay for it.

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