Superstore giant, Tesco, has revealed that it will be launching its own tablet device under the brand of Hudl.
The device will feature a 7-inch screen, 16GB of storage and will have a price tag of around £119.
It will also run Google’s Jelly Bean version of Android and will compete with other similar tablets such as the Nexus 7. However, Google’s latest Nexus 7 costs the consumer £199, with other 7-inch tablets including the Kindle Fire HD and iPad Mini floating between the £100 and £300 mark, making the Tesco tablet a far more affordable option.
The Tesco tablet will offer access to the also Tesco-owned Blinkbox service, which offers video on demand, and will also feature apps which support Tesco’s array of online shopping services.
The device will be available in black, red, blue and purple and will be available to buy online from September the 30th.
With that dreaded festive season creeping up on us, it would seem that Tesco is aiming to get in there first with this budget tablet. And with supermarkets jumping on the smartphone trend- think of Tesco Mobile, Asda Mobile and Mobile by Sainsburys- it looks like a widespread range of supermarket-manufactured tablets could be on their way.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel