UK supermarket Tesco is preparing to announce an own brand tablet computer under the brand name Hudl in time for Christmas, to compete with Apple, Google and Amazon for devices used for online shopping and video viewing.
The Hudl is said to be priced in at roughly the same as Amazon’s Kindle range of devices, with a £130 price tag currently rumoured.
Reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, a hardware expert source has said that the device will be 7in and is aimed at boosting Tesco’s digital music, movies and books sales following the success of both the Kindle and the iPad have done the same for Amazon and Apple respectively.
Tesco grocery apps will be included, as well as access to Tesco-owned streaming service Blinkbox. Also said to be available on the tablet out of the box is a selection of free music and movies.
At the moment this is all rumour and no official announcement has been made by Tesco directly.