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.