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    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!

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    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:

    Android 4.4.2
    Quad core 1.5Ghz CPU (type not given)
    7" 1440x900 capacative screen
    16GB Onboard storage + MicroSD slot
    9hrs Battery life (dependent on user activity)
    Micro HDMI
    Bluetooth 4
    GPS (handy for car use!)
    Dual-band wi-fi
    Play store
    Scratch resistant screen (does not say Gorilla Glass, so we'll wait and see what users say!)
    Price 119
    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.

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    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.

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    The large area around the screen is like the fire HD though and this looks similar to that.

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    At this price point, Tesco will sell loads this xmas.

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    I would like to know just how much RAM it will run off. Hopefully it'll have 1GB.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    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.
    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!

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    I wonder how many kids are going to be disappointed this Christmas when they get a Tesco value tablet instead of an iPad mini!

    It doesn't look too bad actually. I think I might get one for my mum.







    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Android 4.4.2 4.2.2
    Jelly Bean not Kit Kat!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Quad core 1.5Ghz CPU (type not given)
    The CPU is most likely a Rockchip RK3188 and the tablet itself is made by Archos.
    Last edited by Arthur; 23rd September 2013 at 08:26 PM.

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    Link to the official Hudl website...

    www.tesco.com/direct/hudl/

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    Had a display for them in our local today.

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    Has anyone got one yet?

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    I'm hoping they bring out a bigger version

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Has anyone got one yet?
    The Gadget show...

    The Gadget Show | Tesco Hudl review by The Gadget Show

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