It was September this year that the UK based supermarket chain Tesco had launched a tablet by the name Hudl, a move that had taken most by surprise given the complete lack of any sort of tech background for the company. CEO of the company, Philip Clarke though mentions they have received very positive response from the market and that demand for the tablet had been overwhelming, so much that they had been hard pressed to cope up with initial demands. Since its launch the company has recorded sale of 35,000 units of the Hudi tablet which he claims will cross the 600,000 mark by Christmas when the sales season ends. The initial demand was so high that the company sold the 35,000 units in just two hours after launch.
It is but natural therefore for the company to consider the next version of the device and that is exactly what is in the pipeline. An improved version of the Hudl tablet, having more storage and a camera added to it would be launched in 2014, revealed the CEO.
That the company is serious with their new found tablet ambitions is indicated form the fact that they have invested a million pound for the marketing of their new product. The CEO has indicated that the company has hopes of leading the digital market with its products.
The 7 inch tablet has a price tag of 119 GBP with discounts available for Club card Holders. The specifications of the tablet are a 1.5 GHz quad core processor at its core, 16 GB of storage and the display of 1440 x 900 pixel HD display.
Tesco is not only going to remain in the gadgets area but also plans to venture into eBook with its Blink book services. Other related areas where Tesco plans to venture into include streaming TV programs and movies also being streamed to its subscriber. This entails developing an entire ecosystem to feed its tablet venture, which would place it at par with the services like that of Amazon. All this is speculated to happen by March 2014 though.