Argos has launched MyTablet – a £100 own-brand tablet set to compete with Tesco’s £119 Hudl.
The seven-inch tablet will come with pre-loaded games and apps, including Argos’ own shopping app, BBC iPlayer, Angry Birds, Facebook, Twitter and an e-reader app, and can be used for “internet browsing, TV, music, video streaming and social networking”.
Like Tesco’s Hudl, the tablet is based on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and includes the Google Play app store. MyTablet has a 1024x600 LCD screen, powered by a 1.6GHz dual core processor. 8GB of internal storage can be expanded using a Micro SD card.
On the outside of the device sits a two-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.
The battery life is said to be up to five hours. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as HDMI and Micro USB ports.
“The device has been designed with families in mind offering all the functionality of a comprehensive tablet with built in parental controls for younger users,” said Argos in a statement.
The device will come with either a pink or silver metal case.
“Customers have never had such a good quality tablet at such an affordable price. At just £99.99 the Argos MyTablet is highly competitive with a great specification, and fits neatly in the range of tablets we have on offer,” said John Walden, Managing Director of Argos.
“In addition to being a fantastic gift, MyTablet is a great Christmas shopping tool. Currently around 15 per cent of Argos sales are via mobile devices including tablets, With the Argos app pre-downloaded on MyTablet, it’s now possible to do all your Christmas shopping online. From the moment you switch on MyTablet, you can order gifts for home delivery, or reserve them and then pop in store to pick them up – right up until Tuesday, December 24th.”
The Argos MyTablet will launch tomorrow (October 16th) for £99.99, and will only be available from argos.co.uk, the Argos app and the 700 Argos stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.