The market for cheap 7-inch tablets rose in significance pretty quickly last year and it soon became a rather crowded market, with everyone from PC World to Aldi releasing their own 7-inch budget tablets.
It would seem that the most successful budget mini tablet comes from another supermarket, as Tesco’s Hudl, which seemed to start the super cheap tablet war (if you don’t consider the slightly pricier Google’s Nexus 7 and the slightly dodgy Chinese imports available on eBay), was received excellently by the public and reviewers alike.
Recent figures released by the large UK supermarket chain would back up this claim of Hudl being one of the more successful releases in the category, as the Cheshunt based giants have revealed that they have sold 400,000 units in just four months.
These figures come just a month after it was announced that the Hudl had sold 300,000 units in the first two months of being on the market, which means that 100,000 units were shifted over the Christmas period.
Indeed it would appear that Tesco’s gamble to enter a market that seemed absolutely foreign to them has paid off and their first foray into the tablet market has gone down so well that there is already talk of a Hudl 2.
In fact it would seem that the response to the Hudl even took Tesco by surprise, as the 7-inch £119 tablet has twice run out of stock.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about you can pick up one of the 7-inch, 1.5GHZ quad-core powered, Android sporting devices from Tesco online or most Tesco retail stores.