Tesco’s £130 Android tablet dropping before Christmas?

Tesco’s £130 Android tablet dropping before Christmas?If I had just 50p for each and every Android tablet manufacturer out there, I’d be a very rich man indeed.

Possibly adding to the burgeoning list is colossal retailer Tesco, which is tipped to release an “iPad-like” tablet (ahem) in time for Christmas.

Sources tell The Sunday Times that the Tesco tablet will be of the “high-quality” variety, though at £130 I’m willing to bet good money that the only thing it’ll have in common with the iPad is simply being a tablet.

And heck, that price is a full quid more expensive (yes, I'm being facetious) than the capable Amazon Kindle Fire (non-HD) at £129, which is incidentally being tipped for an impressive refresh pre-Santa.

Good lord, Tesco, do you know what you’re getting into here? Mind you, I dare say a fair few Tesco customers have never heard of the Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire.

There’s no specific word on Tesco tablet specs, though it’s tipped to come pre-loaded with a bunch of content including books, films and music. Of course, Tesco acquired Blinkbox a couple of years back, so don’t be surprised to find that on there out of the box.

No word on 3G connectivity for the Tesco tablet either, but it's worth mentioning that Tesco Mobile is one of the UK's foremost MVNOs.

I’m not getting my hopes up here, but by all means prove me wrong, Tesco tablet. Let’s be having you.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 19, 2013 at 16:33

"our" local Tesco has about 10 different Android tabs for under £130 on the shelf... but hey, they also have 37 types of cornflakes.

Treab  Aug. 19, 2013 at 19:21

wouldn't be surprised if this is pretty decent though... tescos have a long history of loss leading

babylon  Aug. 19, 2013 at 20:21

tescos have a long history of loss leading

They seem to be doing more of the former, And less of the later, Don't like Tesco's anyway.

Treab  Aug. 19, 2013 at 20:35

still leading and still making a profit.. confused to what your insinuating?


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