Tesco could bring tablet to market

While this might seem a relatively odd move, it is likely the machine will cost in the region of £100, according to the Independent and will act as a gateway to the grocer’s own digital distribution network.

This follows similar efforts from competitors including Amazon and Apple, who have looked to introduce lower priced devices to allow consumers to enter their respective marketplaces and buy movies, TV shows and other media.

There has been some speculation the supermarket group might use its manufacturing presence in Bangalore, India, to secure a cut price production cost and this would help it reach the benchmark £100 price reported by the Independent.

Fiona Keenan, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, told the paper: “Tesco is in a good place to profit from both initial hardware sales and the long-term boost to its digital services.”ADNFCR-456-ID-801627140-ADNFCR