The info comes courtesy of Retail Week’s Jennifer Creevy, who tweeted: “Tesco has sold 35k Hudl tablets in the last 2 days, says boss Phil Clarke – may be short on stock next week.”
Tesco has sold 35k Hudl tablets in the last 2 days, says boss Phil Clarke – may be short on stock next week
— Jennifer Creevy (@JenniferCreevy) October 2, 2013
In other words, it appears the frugal £119 tablet is doing better than Tesco expected. It costs roughly as much as a white-box tablet, but has the full weight of Tesco behind it, including a proper warranty and RMA, so perhaps Hudl was destined for success.
It’s not just cheap. The Hudl ships with a decent spec, including a 7-inch 1440×900 screen, quad-core A9 processor with Mali 400 graphics and 16GB of storage. It might not be as good as the Nexus 7 or similar big brand tablets, but it is quite a bit cheaper than any of them.