UK Supermarket Tesco Sells 35,000 Hudl Tablets

Tesco last week announced its own entry into the tablet market and the supermarket chain launched the 7-inch Hudl Monday. The cheap and cheerful tablet isn't the first to challenge the likes of Amazon's Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7, but how's it selling? According to Tesco, pretty well. The company revealed via Twitter that it's sold 35,000 Hudl's in the first two days of availability. Not bad. Certainly, the tablet seems to be selling better than Tesco might have expected. Jennifer Creevy, who broke the news about the sales figures, says that the company fears it may be short on stock next week.

"Tesco has sold 35k Hudl tablets in the last 2 days, says boss Phil Clarke - may be short on stock next week," the deputy editor of Retail Week wrote on Twitter.

The Hudl is a 7-inch tablet based on Google's Android operating system. It has a 1440 x 900 resolution, runs on a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU and features 16 GB of storage, a microSD slot, WiFi, speakers, a 3-megapixel camera, and a battery that lasts nine hours (at least, according to Tesco it does). The device is Archos-made and priced extremely competitively, undercutting 7-inch offerings from both Amazon and Google.

The Hudl is available in black, pink, purple and blue and has a rubberized back for easy grip. The whole thing runs on Android 4.2.2 and comes with multiple Tesco apps pre-installed, including apps for Blinkbox, the video on demand service Tesco owns, grocery shopping (from Tesco, obviously), and the supermarket's loyalty program.

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  • yannigr
    Hope to see other big brands follow Tesco's example.
  • heero yuy
    tesco have had its own hardware branch called technika that does do some quality hardware
    my MP3 player has 4GB internal and has a micro SD slot that can support up to 32GB (i have 16 in it)
    and it has support for your standard audio formats (mp3 wmv etc) but also less used formats like ogg flac and mpc
    i brought it about 4 years ago and still functions perfectly my only complaint is that it will not last a day if i leave it on after listening to some music (if i just turn it on however it lasts longer)
  • back_by_demand
    I have picked up and played with one of these things, very good quality, made by Archos not Technika - they should sell a boatload of these things
  • jasonpwns
    I want one. The resolution isn't the highest, but it also isn't on the low end either. It's a great mid range tablet. Also running nearly stock.
  • de5_Roy
    microsoft's Surface RT and it's dubiously named sequel Surface 2 should learn from Hudl. :P
  • iTrainWebDesign
    Hudl is a very nifty device. Excellently built and comes with a very easy to use User-interface.