Tesco, U.K. supermarket chain has officially announced its first budget-friendly low-end 7-inch tablet – the “Hudl” at an initial price of £119 and it is available in black, blue purple and red color in all Tesco’s stores & from its official website starting next Monday, September 30. If you are Tesco Clubcard holders, then you will be able to get it as low as £60 via their “Clubcard Boost” program.
According to a press release, Tesco Chief Executive, Philip Clarke, says
“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.”
The Hudl features a 7-inch 16:9 IPS display with a resolution of 1440 x 900, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 48GB via microSD). In addition to this, the Hudl comes with preinstalled apps like full suite of Google apps, including; Gmail, Google Play, Google+ and Hangouts, Tesco’s BlinkBox and Clubcard TV services. The Hudl comes with a “T” launcher button on the outer shell of the device which is situated to the left of the back, home and multitasking buttons. This “T” launcher button allows users to manage and launch new tasks from anywhere on their Android device, which is an extremely useful if you like multi-tasking.
The Hudl Specification
- 7” 1440 x 900 HD screen
- Android Jellybean 4.2.2
- 16GB storage which can be expanded to 48GB with microSD cards.
- Quad-core 1.5GHZ processor
- 9 hours video battery life
- Micro-HDMI port
- Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- Dual band Wi-Fi for a more stable connection
- Access to over a million apps via Google Play™
- Comes in 4 colours: black, blue, red, purple.