Tesco has launched a 7-inch WiFi-only Android tablet that it’s calling Hudl. It’ll go on sale next Monday (30th September) for £119 online and in the majority of Tesco supermarkets.
Hudl runs Android 4.2.2 on a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. The HD screen has a 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, there’s 16GB of expandable memory and there are front-facing and rear-facing cameras.
A dedicated Tesco button offers access to digital services from the retailer, including online shopping, blinkbox film rentals and a special video channel for customers.
Produced in China exclusively for Tesco, Hudl will be offered in black, blue, red and purple colour options.
Philip Clarke, Tesco’s Chief Executive, 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.”