Tesco Smartphone

Tesco is to launch a smartphone this year, reports the BBC.

The phone will be cheap but will have a Galaxy S5-type spec.

The move to smartphones follows the success of its Hudl tablet which has sold 500,000 units since its launch last year.

The bad news is that the device will have Tesco services pre-installed on it.

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  1. david manners
    May 07, 2014 14:53

    Same here, Silverman, I hardly ever use my smartphone for making calls – just as a data terminal – and I have managed to turn off the stupid swipe function. Don’t know how I did it or I’d tell you. But the good news is it can be done.

  2. SilverMan
    May 07, 2014 11:37

    Would be great if they could make a smartphone that works simply. The older generation cannot be bothered swiping this and selecting that and a whole nonsense just to call somebody.
    I have a smartphone – but use it only for its non-phone features (data/apps/etc) – I still use my 20 year-old nokia as my phone. I can make or answer a call with one hand and a few button presses. Smartphone is a bollocks to operate as a phone

  3. david manners
    May 07, 2014 10:20

    Clever move, Another David, I applaud Tesco’s initiatives – they, and others like them, are instrumental in stopping Apple’s and Samsung’s prices going into the stratosphere.

  4. AnotherDavid
    May 07, 2014 08:08

    I have two daughters, each with a Hudl, and they work just great, tablets and daughters! The Tescos services are easily ignored, especially as I have locked out the Wifi on them!
    This could have quite a good impact on the smartphone market as my experience of the lower end of the market is quite poor.

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