Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Tesco to launch own Android tablet in Technical; This just coming in from a few sources including the BBC: BBC News - Tesco to launch tablet computer
23rd September 2013, 08:40 AM #1
Tesco to launch own Android tablet
This just coming in from a few sources including the BBC: BBC News - Tesco to launch tablet computer
I can't find any specs yet, but it seems that Tesco may be aiming for the Christmas market early with a price-point around £100.
I'd be very surprised if they have got a spec any better than those no-name tablets already dominating Amazon for slightly less though. Will keep you posted!
23rd September 2013, 11:03 AM #2
OK, Tesco have a press release here: Tesco PLC - News - News releases - Tesco launches 7 inch Hudl tablet (23 September, 2013)
And the specs are as follows:
Quad core 1.5Ghz CPU (type not given)
7" 1440x900 capacative screen
16GB Onboard storage + MicroSD slot
9hrs Battery life (dependent on user activity)
GPS (handy for car use!)
Scratch resistant screen (does not say Gorilla Glass, so we'll wait and see what users say!)
On sale as of the 30th September
TBH, it's not a bad spec at all, especially as it has GPS. My only niggle - looking at the pics of it so far - is that whilst it is a 7" device, the screen surround is rather large making it harder to fit in a car phone holder.
Last edited by Dos_Box; 23rd September 2013 at 11:46 AM.
23rd September 2013, 11:13 AM #3
I've been watching this as it might be suitable for a number of projects I have in mind - the price is attractive. Depends if it can take a battering though.
23rd September 2013, 11:18 AM #4
The large area around the screen is like the fire HD though and this looks similar to that.
23rd September 2013, 11:24 AM #5
At this price point, Tesco will sell loads this xmas.
23rd September 2013, 11:52 AM #6
I would like to know just how much RAM it will run off. Hopefully it'll have 1GB.
23rd September 2013, 12:07 PM #7
For that price/spec I can see this doing well.
Tesco say that they can make profit on this but I think its more of a way to get their other services easily accessible and in the hands of the consumer. Eg there are links to Online Shopping and Blinkbox, I would expect to see links to Tesco Finance and that kind of thing as well.
23rd September 2013, 01:56 PM #8
I think you are spot on there. If they only make a few quid on this, but it opens up online shopping, they'll get their profit in other avenues. Good call I think!
Originally Posted by sparkeh
23rd September 2013, 08:25 PM #9
Last edited by Arthur; 23rd September 2013 at 08:26 PM.
23rd September 2013, 10:29 PM #10
Link to the official Hudl website...
1st October 2013, 06:39 PM #11
1st October 2013, 06:46 PM #12
Had a display for them in our local today.
9th October 2013, 08:03 AM #13
9th October 2013, 08:28 AM #14
I'm hoping they bring out a bigger version
9th October 2013, 02:38 PM #15
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