The Tesco Hudl has proven to be a big success, with over half a million of the low-cost Android tablets having been sold. Now the world’s second biggest retailer is set to release a successor, with the launch of the Hudl 2 due to take place on 3rd October, just over a year after the original Hudl was unveiled.
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UK supermarket Tesco has joined the likes of Sainsbury’s, Sony, Amazon, Apple and Google by setting up its own ebook store. The new service, which is branded blinkbox books, has effectively been in the works since September 2012, when Tesco purchased digital book platform Mobcast for £4.5 million from Tony Lynch and Andy McNab.
There is now another reason to buy a Hudl – the Android tablet from Tesco – with the company offering 12 months free broadband internet access with the device.
According to a report in the Sunday Times, Tesco is planning to take on the likes of Google, Amazon and Apple by launching its own tablet. The British supermarket already uses its Technika brand on a range of electrical products, but Tesco’s tablet ambitions appear far more comprehensive.