Tesco is to launch an own-brand smartphone later this year as its chief executive
Technology is a major battleground for traditional retailers as a growing number of Britons shop online via their mobiles or use them to check rivals' prices while browsing in store. The handset follows Tesco's foray into computing last year with the Hudl tablet. Like the Hudl, the phone will be pre-loaded with apps for the grocer's shopping sites and digital services such as music and video streaming. Amazon is also gearing up to release an own-brand smartphone, after the success of its Kindle Fire tablet.
Clarke told BBC Radio 5 Live that the Android phone would compete with "the best smartphones available". The phone would be aggressively priced, he said, pitching it against
Clarke, who is under pressure to turn around
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