Last week UK supermarket chain Tesco announced the Hudl, their own branded seven inch tablet that comes in a variety of colours at an affordable price of only £119. The device launched on Monday and according to Tesco’s CEO Phil Clarke they’re selling pretty well!
According to a Tweet from Jennifer Creevy, the deputy editor of Retail Week the company has “sold 35k Hudl tablets in the last 2 days” and may be “short on stock next week”. A pretty good figure from a company more used to selling fruit and veg than technology.
The Hudl has a 7” 1440 x 900 HD screen complete with a Quad-core 1.5GHZ processor. In terms of storage the Hudl comes with 16GB storage which also supports MicroSD cards upto 32GB. What makes this tablet great for me is that unlike Amazon’s Kindle Fire which has also been dropped to a similar price, you can access thousands of apps on the Google Play store!
I managed to have a quick poke and prod at one of the demonstration models in store when I was grabbing some groceries and I have to say, it felt nice. For some reason it feels and looks smaller than the Nexus 7 and even the Kindle Fire HD, but it still felt really nice and didn’t come with any horrible Tesco branded interface *ahem* Amazon *ahem*.
Well done Tesco!