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Tesco: ‘No plans’ for Hudl 3 tablet


Tesco Hudl 2

Surprisingly, and against all odds, the Tesco Hudl range of tablets has been a resounding success.

Unfortunately, it appears that Tesco might be shuttering the line for good.

A spokesperson for Tesco reveals the firm has “no plans” for a Hudl 3, as revealed in a report by Marketing Magazine.

What’s more, it turns out that several people who worked on the Hudl and Hudl 2 are no longer involved with Tesco.

The report details these individuals as lead Android engineer Kirwan Lyster, and product managers Poppy Newdick, James Peacock, and Joe Newall.

The article also claims that “a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed a third-generation Hudl will likely never appear”.

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Tesco first revealed its Hudl tablet back in September 2013, in an effort to bring cheap tablet computing to its customers.

At just £119, it was a relative hit, and Tesco managed to ship 750,000 units of the slate.

Banking on the success, Tesco launched a successor – the Hudl 2 – in early October last year, again offering respectable quality as a budget £129 price.

Would you be sorry to see the Tesco Hudl binned? Let us know in the comments.

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October 19, 2015, 9:27 am

Yes, frankly! Bought one for my Mum for her xmas last year, closely followed by buying it for myself to replace my 2012 Nexus 7 and my sister buying one. I've also recommended it countless times to others (I'm that guy everyone comes to for tech advice/support). Sad to hear their won't be sequels...

Robert Hooper

October 19, 2015, 3:23 pm

How sad that the mighty Tesco, recently losing money should eschew such a great product. Sure, the success of Hudl 2, even if doubled, would hardly make a noticeable difference in their overall profit and loss figures.
However, if they chose to create another team, so as to bring about a truly brilliant top-end-10 inch-equivalent,(compared with today's top-end Brand Leaders products),.... and call it the Hudl 3., I feel absolutely sure that the extra goodwill created among the ever-growing cyber enthusiasts among Tesco's shopping families, will bring about a powerful sales increase in most other lines.
And it will help most positively with Tesco Direct sales for all of its catalogue products.
Are you listening, Tesco., or do we use your example with Hudl 2 to find a suitable retailer/investor to bring us our much needed Hudl 3 (or by any other name)?

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