Tesco announces the Hudl Android tablet, a 7-incher with decent specs priced at £119
Microsoft isn’t the only company announcing a new tablet today. For some reason, well known UK retailer Tesco also chose this day to make its first ever own-brand Android tablet official.
It’s called Tesco Hudl, and it’s made by Archos. As such, it’s cheap just as you’d expect. The Hudl will cost only £119 when it becomes available on September 30 (initially in 1,000 stores).
It comes with a 7-inch scratch resistant 1,440×900 touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Rockchip RK3188 processor with Mali 400 graphics, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD card support for expansion, Bluetooh 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, a micro HDMI port, and 9-hour battery life presumably. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Tesco Hudl will be offered in four colors: black, blue, purple, and red.
The price is certainly right here, and it’s important to note that Tesco Clubcard holders can get it even cheaper than the announced price. The Hudl is colorful and has decent specs, but whether or not it will trigger impulse purchases in Tesco’s customers remains to be seen.
Tesco is even going to sell accessories for the Hudl. There will be soft touch cases in six different colors offered at £15 each, two choices of leather cases for £20, earphones, a screen protector, a car charger, micro HDMI to HDMI cable, as well as a bright bumper case and a pair of headphones designed especially for kids (whatever that may mean).