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Tesco set to release budget tablet on 23 September, specs leaked

Tesco is set to unveil a budget tablet on the 23 September under its new Hudl brand, with the supermarket giant sending out invitations to a launch event stating "we've got something to show you".

Tesco has not yet revealed any details about the device, but specs have been leaked to the British Tech Network, reportedly by someone within the company.

According to British Tech Network's source, the tablet will have a 7in display with a 246ppi 1280 x 720 resolution, a 1.6ghz Quadcore Processor, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, stereo speakers, a three megapixel camera at the back and two megapixels at the front.

Analysts are predicting that the device will priced £99 and unsurprisingly, will run on Android.

From the specs, as expected, it looks like the tablet will be looking to compete with the Kindle Fire HD which starts at £159 from Amazon and the Google Nexus 7 that costs £199. Amazon's lower spec Kindle Fire starts at £109.

It is also almost certain that Tesco's Blink Box TV and film service will be offered in some form of tie in with the tablet.

"I can see Tesco using substantial discounts on other services such as bundled media from Blinkbox, or vouchers for discounts on petrol or groceries through its ClubCard loyalty scheme," Ben Wood, a mobile analyst with CCS Insight told the Guardian.

Tesco applied for the Hudl trademark name earlier this year to cover a range of consumer goods including tablets and accessories. The tablet launch follows a decision by the retailer last week to remove large electrical goods such as TVs from the stores.