UK supermarket Tesco launches inexpensive tablet

AP News
Posted: Sep 23, 2013 7:27 AM

LONDON (AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by sales, is jumping into the competitive market for tablet computers.

The company says its new Android-operated Hudl tablet will sell for 119 pounds ($190). It will be priced at less than 100 pounds for Tesco Clubcard members.

Tesco Chief Executive Philip Clarke said Monday the goal is to make it easier for families to get online with a modestly priced device. "The digital revolution should be for the many, not for the few," he said.

The tablet is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and a high definition screen. It will be available only in the U.K., at Tesco stores and online, from Sep. 30.