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A supermarket tablet? You betcha

Hudl, from Britain's Tesco, lets shoppers check loyalty points and rent movies

Tesco is no longer just selling apples. It’s taking on Apple, the computing giant.

This week the U.K.’s largest grocery chain unveiled its own tablet computer, called Hudl, to compete with the likes of Apple’s iPad and other tablet makers like Samsung.

Grocers tend to think of price first when entering a new category and here Tesco is no exception. Britons can pick up a Hudl for only 119 pounds ($197 Canadian).

The tablet comes with a seven-inch screen, 16 GB of memory and is stocked with a range of applications like Google Chrome and YouTube.

More importantly from Tesco’s retail perspective it has a built-in Tesco app which lets users see their Tesco Clubcard loyalty points and watch movies using Tesco’s Blinkbox system.

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