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    News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Invite says “we’ve got something to show you” at event on 23rd September.
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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Yet another cheap tablet which brings little to the market...
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Yet another cheap tablet which brings little to the market...
    I don't know, it'll probably bring a new level of monotonisation per user even Amazon would be jealous of.

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Tesco - "Every little (bit of extra advertising we can cram into your tablet) helps."

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    One part of me things this is getting you to pay them to have a portable tesos sales portal. The other is thinking, with a little bit of thought, this could be a nice device.

    e.g. If pushing blinkbox, with miracast/a chromecast style dongle this could be quite a nice 'plug n' play' entry to web TV for a lot of non-terch people that jsut happens to give Tesco an opening for everything else in their living room (+wherever they take it)

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    I don't know, it'll probably bring a new level of monotonisation per user even Amazon would be jealous of.
    Hmm, I think you mean "monetization per users even Amazon..., although I'm going to totally agree that this'll increase the number of bland, ("monotonisation" meaning to make monotonous of course), me-too type tablets that we see around. And a customised version of Android - if the customisation is limited to removing the Google apps and putting in Tesco's own ones then I suppose it's okay. If it's more of a fork of Android then I loathe it already.

    Still think they would have been better to get Asus to build 'em the old Nexus 7's and then slap on the Tesco apps. Or get whomever is building the Slate 7 for HP to do a similar Tescoification of that device.

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Hmm, I think you mean "monetization per users even Amazon..., although I'm going to totally agree that this'll increase the number of bland, ("monotonisation" meaning to make monotonous of course
    lol, I wondered why spell check was giving me such a hard time

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    I noticed Tesco were selling cheapish TVs with Blinkbox capability. I think they are just trying to get more people to sign up by leveraging anything they can.

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    lol, I wondered why spell check was giving me such a hard time
    try it on the new Tesco tablet with auto correction

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    I wonder if they will also make a "Hudl Metro". Smaller and more convenient, but costs more than the big one......

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    The British Tech Network has uncovered the new Tesco Hudl tablet specifications as follows:
    IPS panel with a 1,280 x 720 resolution
    1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a quad-core graphics chip
    16GB of onboard storage plus microSD slot
    a 2-megapixel camera on the front and a 3-megapixel device on the rear
    sensors such as gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS and Bluetooth
    stereo speakers
    microUSB and microHDMI
    Available in Blue, Purple,Red, Black
    9hrs of video playback on a single charge

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    lol, I wondered why spell check was giving me such a hard time
    And here was me going to thank you for forcing (?) me to learn a new word.

    EDIT: A cynic of my acquaintance (thanks spell check) just leant over and pointed out that "Hudl" sounds awful like something you'd buy from Lidl and perhaps they should have called it the "Little Bit" (as in "every little bit helps" and it's only 7"). Then again he also wondered if that's an acronym - Hardly Used, Delays Lengthy - imagine the hit on Tesco's websites once Joe Public/Jane Doe gets let loose with these things...

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by big_hairy_rob View Post
    I wonder if they will also make a "Hudl Metro". Smaller and more convenient, but costs more than the big one......
    Perhaps a Value tablet, where there is always a blue stripe down the middle of the display

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by mtyson View Post
    The British Tech Network has uncovered the new Tesco Hudl tablet specifications as follows:
    IPS panel with a 1,280 x 720 resolution
    1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a quad-core graphics chip
    16GB of onboard storage plus microSD slot
    a 2-megapixel camera on the front and a 3-megapixel device on the rear
    sensors such as gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS and Bluetooth
    stereo speakers
    microUSB and microHDMI
    Available in Blue, Purple,Red, Black
    9hrs of video playback on a single charge
    Quad graphics sounds like a Mali 400 to me. If it turns out to be a ~100 quid tablet it sounds about right and its enough for that resolution. The possibility of Tesco offering its own ecosystem is interesting. If they can put out this tablet at a good price with those specs, have a new ecosystem but still have a pretty open Android experience, I think I can be quite agreeable.

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    7" is not a great size for browsing, I spend more time repositioning the screen to be able to read the screen correctly than I do reading it, they are good for video though. The adverts thing will drive people crazy too although the Fire HD adverts are not too bad.

    I found I was better off spending £30 extra and getting a 10" sumvision tab instead, easier to read, fast enough for what I use it for and decent (not great) battery life.

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    Re: News - Tesco press event on Monday will out its new 'Hudl' tablet

    tbh not bad spec. won't outperform nexus, but probably will cost half of that

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