Last week there were rumours, horrible rumours, that Tesco was planning to quietly kill off its Hudl line of tablets. We hoped it was all a pre-Halloween gag, but it's looking like the gossipers were right. Once all remaining stock has been shifted, the supermarket will no longer offer the Hudl or Hudl 2 in-store or online.
It’s a sad moment for the affordable line, which will soon join Blinkbox (which technically lives on through TalkTalk) on Tesco’s sidelines. The Hudl 2 was recently given the Lollipop treatment, but rather than a sign of great things ahead, it looks like Tesco was merely providing us with a parting gift.
"We have sold out of Hudl2 tablets and will no longer be selling it in our stores or online," a Tesco spokesperson told us this morning. "We would like to assure Hudl customers that we will continue to provide technical support and help to all of our customers who have purchased a Hudl." Tesco's understandably reluctant to shut the door completely, but if a Hudl 3 does come, it won't be anytime soon.