Tesco today launched a new improved version of its Hudl tablet, which customers will be able to pick up for as little as £65 with a Clubcard voucher promotion.
The 8.3-inch device boasts a larger screen than its 7-inch predecessor and is three times as fast, according to Tesco. It will go on sale on 9 October at 800 Tesco stores at the full price of £129. The first Hudl was priced at £119, but was available for as little as £60 to customers with sufficient Clubcard points.
8.3 inch 1920x1200 HD screen and Dolby optimised audio
Super-fast Intel Atom quad-core processor
Runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.2 operating system
Pre-loaded with helpful parental filter
Available in eight different colours
In Tesco stores from 9 October for £129
Tesco said today it had sold more than 750,000 units of the original Hudl to date. Hudl 1 launched in September 2013 and sold 35,000 tablets sold in its first two days of release.
However, Tesco’s group digital officer Michael Comish today faced speculation the new model could be the last.
“Anytime you get a new CEO there’s always a lot of speculation,” said Comish, adding about the new device: “Dave has been playing with it and loves it.”
Tesco has worked with website The Parent Zone to develop what it claims is a “market-leading” parental filter to improve child safety on the new device.
Vicki Shotbolt, CEO at The Parent Zone, said: “The child safety filter on Hudl 2 is more parent friendly than anything we have seen before.”
The retailer said it would continue to sell the original model of the Hudl for £99 but would phase it out once stock was gone.