Entries with tag low cost tablet computers.

Tesco Launches Low-Cost Tablet in British Market

Britain’s Tesco grocery and retail company plans to release a low-priced tablet computer in the UK designed to drive consumers to the company’s online-shopping and digital-entertainment sites. The Hudl device runs the Android Jelly Bean OS, and has a seven-inch screen and 16 gigabytes of storage. It sells for £119 ($190), or £60 ($96) with a store shopping card. The device gives users access to Tesco’s online shopping and banking sites; its Blinkbox movies and TV on-demand service; Clubcard TV; music streaming; and e-book services. Hudl will compete with devices such as the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7, and Apple iPad mini. (Reuters)(ZD Net) 

Indian Tablet Initiative Stalls

The Indian government’s initiative to provide the nation’s students with a low-cost tablet computer may be shuttered if the manufacturer fails to meet a 31 March deadline. The Aakash/The Sky Project was offering US$35 tablets as an alternative technology for students who could not afford technologies such as the iPad. The manufacturer has reportedly only shipped 17,000 devices to date. Government officials set the deadline after numerous delays and production problems. In light of these problems, the final price is set to be double the original cost. (SlashDot)(ZDNet India)

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