Shopping giant Tesco launches a seven inch tablet computer very reasonably priced at £119; the name of this low end piece of kit is the Hudl. The supermarket retailer is in high hopes that the colourful Android-operated gadget will attract customers who might not have been able to afford a tablet computer beforehand.
The device itself is not too bad, with fairly ok specifications: It has a high-definition widescreen display, is capable of nine hours of video battery life, and has under the hood, 16GB of storage memory which can be extended to a massive 48GB! It also comes with a whole range of in-built apps, including YouTube and Google Chrome and users can download new apps on the Google Play store.
Tesco’s tablet comes in a variety of colours (blue, red and purple), has wifi, Bluetooth and a micro HDMI port and is designed to be easy to use and handle. Tesco Clubcard customers will be better off than non customers as they will be able to get their hands on a Hudl for less than £100. The tablet has an in-built Tesco launcher button, which allows users to shop, see their Clubcard points, listen to music and watch movies on Tesco’s Blinkbox system (the streaming service similar to Lovefilm or Netflix). The service has no problems as far as I can see as I recently streamed a couple of movies from them, with no issues whatsoever.
Tesco 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…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.”
For a small amount of cash, you get a lot of tablet! The device is available in store and online now.
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