Tesco enters the tablet market with the 7-inch Hudl

Tesco enters the tablet market with the 7-inch Hudl

Tesco has, as expected, entered the tablet marked with a device called Hudl. Specs wise, this thing has a 7-inch screen with 1440 x 900 pixels screen, 1.5GHz quad-core chip (we’re not sure which company made it), Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 16GB of expandable storage. There’s also a battery that provides enough juice to keep the tablet running for 9 hours.

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is running the show, with few Tesco’s apps singing on top — including blinkbox movies and TV, music and Clubcard TV (free films and TV programmes for Clubcard holders), banking and of course shopping for groceries, clothing, homeware and more. Plus, as a family tablet, it has parental controls built-in, ensuring kids can only access the safe content from all around the Web.

Hudl will be available in four colors (black, blue, red and purple) from September 30th and will retail at £119. It will also be available on Clubcard Boost allowing customers with vouchers to get it for less than £100.

Tesco is known to experiment with new ideas. It was the first British supermarket to introduce grocery home shopping and supermarket drive-thrus in the UK and built the world’s first virtual store in South Korea.

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Should we expect that other retailers join this trend?

  • TeresaWaters1

    One other impressive 7-inch Android tablet with some great features to launch this week has the added benefit of a SIM card slot and provides both Internet connection and phone call capability through GSM Wireless carriers worldwide– with 3G HSPA+ connection.

    The new Novo 7 EOS priced at only $189 (£125) offers a 7-inch HD screen, 16GB Memory, MicroSD memory card slot, and Bluetooth connection, which makes it easy to use a Wireless headset for phone calls; and also offers dual cameras, Android 4.2.2, GPS navigation, and a large capacity 4400 mAh battery — with a SIM card slot, it’s easy to use a regular phone SIM card interchangeably with the tablet when convenient and not pay additional fees for wireless connection with the tablet device. The Novo 7 EOS is made by Ainol Electronics, which won runner-up for Best-Tablet-of-the-Year at CES-CNET 2012, and this new model offers a sleek design and is compact and easy to carry

    TabletSprint — is one of the first sources with more details on the Novo 7 EOS model

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