THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Lest we forget
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
Interviews
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Argos to launch £99.99 tablet computer

Argos has joined Tesco in entering the tablet market with the launch of its own £99.99 own-brand product.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Argos to launch £99.99 tablet computer

Argos has joined Tesco in entering the tablet market with the launch of its own £99.99 own-brand product.

Launching tomorrow, the seven-inch MyTablet is aimed at the family market and comes pre-loaded with a range of games and apps.

Running Google’s Android operating system, the device is enabled for internet browsing, TV, music, video streaming and social networking, and includes 8GB of memory which, with a Micro SD card, can support up to 32GB. The tablet also has a both rear and front facing cameras.

Argos said its research shows that the most popular uses for tablets include playing games (61%), social networking (49%), listening to music (37%), homework (34%) and sending emails (30%). Therefore the tablet has been designed with both education and play in mind, with built in parental controls for younger users. 

Managing director John Walden said: “Millions of people bought a tablet last year but there’s still around 75 per cent of the UK population who do not yet own one. We know that tablets will feature heavily on Christmas lists again this year.

“Customers have never had such a good quality tablet at such an affordable price. At just £99.99 the Argos MyTablet is highly competitive with a great specification, and fits neatly in the range of tablets we have on offer.”

Technology expert and TV presenter, David McClelland, said: “I’m in no doubt that Argos’ MyTablet will be snapped up this Christmas. It has great functionality, speed and memory with a good range of apps for the price.

“I expect teenagers will love the social tools, while the pre-loaded parental controls fill a gap in the market for parents who want to know that their younger children are secure online.”

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

The Retail Design Seminar 2018
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
18 September 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
Retail marketing is changing pace rapidly by making communication across all platforms personalised, relevant, efficient, and helpful. AI not only helps shoppers find a perfect product but also pre-empts the shopping behaviour and speeds up payment.
The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
Tuesday 8 October 2019
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 11th HR Summit 2019, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 8 October 2019