Tesco sold 400,000 Hudl tablets by end of 2013

It has been revealed that Tesco sold approximately 400,000 of its own-branded Hudl tablets in the UK in the three months since launch to the end of the year.

On the build up to Christmas, Tesco has announced that over 300,000 units had been sold through its stores and online, and that demand was so large that it was struggling to ensure that enough stock was on shelves. The Guardian now reports that a further 100,000 tablets were sold over the Christmas period, bringing that total to 400,000.

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Just before the festive break, Tesco's chief digital officer Michael Cornish revealed that the £119 Hudl had been a greater success than previously anticipated. "They are flying off the shelves so quickly it has run out of stock twice," he said.

It is now listed as being back in stock on the Tesco.com online store, where you can buy the red, blue, black or purple models. Each features a 7-inch screen with a 1440 x 900 HD resolution and 1.5GHz A9 quad-core processor.

The retailer's chief executive, Philip Clarke, revealed in December that there are plans for a Tesco Hudl 2, which he claims will be an "enhanced version".