Tesco’s ultra-affordable Hudl tablet sold fantastically well and managed to shift over 750,000 units. Its successor, the Hudl 2 was quite successful and heralded as an excellent value-for-money tablet. Many customers could access either model at half price using the Clubcard Boost promotion which reduced the price to around £65. Despite much speculation, it appears the Hudl 3 isn’t a priority for Tesco at this time. A spokesperson said:
“We continue to sell our Hudl 2 and it remains a popular device with our customers. We have no current plans to release a Hudl 3.”
This statement has been misinterpreted by some into thinking the Hudl 3 will never be released. Clearly, the Tesco spokesperson isn’t confirming or denying the plans of the Hudl 3, so its future is certainly unclear. Perhaps, Tesco believes the advent of affordable tablets from Amazon and other Chinese manufacturers reduces their product’s appeal. It would be a shame to see the end of this particular tablet range given the superb price and pleasant user-experience.
Tesco hasn’t removed the Hudl 2 from sale, so you can still purchase that at the time of writing. However, as time progresses, it will be eclipsed by cheaper, and more powerful devices.
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