TESCO yesterday announced that it would sell its own smartphone this year, following in the footsteps of its Hudl tablet last year.
Tesco's chief executive
Clarke said the Hudl smartphone would be a high-end device similar to Samsung's Galaxy S5, will run
"The opportunity in online retailing is what led us in developing the Hudl phone," Clarke said.
Tesco first entered the tablet market when it launched the Hudl in September with a price tag of £119, and it had sold 550,000 units as of the beginning of May, said Clarke.
In December, Tesco said it planned to release the Hudl2, a successor to its first tablet around
Tesco's push into mobile devices ties in with a number of its digital initiatives, which Clarke is promoting as part of a recovery plan that focuses on raising multi-channel sales.
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