Tesco announce Hudl tablet
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."