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• The Wall Street Journal reports that Tesco has rolled out its Hudl tablet computer, a seven-inch device that costs the equivalent of $190 (US).

According to the Journal, "The device isn’t expected to compete directly with the likes of Apple Inc.’s iPad in the growing but fragmented tablet market. Rather, it is seen as another plank in Tesco’s strategy to improve its U.K. sales performance, particularly online, and boost the company’s recently purchased digital services, such as music and movie downloads.

"A button built into the user interface of the device, offered in an array of bright colors, links directly to Tesco’s online shopping, banking, loyalty program, and music and video services. Hudl users can also download competitors’ supermarket apps onto the device, which goes on sale next week and will run Google Inc.’s Android Jelly Bean operating system."
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