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Old 23-10-2012, 13:28
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Spotted a new Technika branded tablet in a new Xmas gift guide in my local Tesco. Apparently, it's for sale from November. Could be a good buy as it's likely to be well priced and it's shown as supporting google play. Unfortunately, no price or tech details anywhere to be found. Anyone heard anything about this yet?
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Old 24-10-2012, 16:28
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According to a posting on Linked In, it's an "Android based 8.9" Tablet with duel core processor"
(similar to dual core? :P)

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/faysal-kabir/17/132/2b5
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Old 25-10-2012, 12:24
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If you do a Google search you'll come across this forum entry but the posting has been removed:

Tesco Technika tablet - xda-developers
forum.xda-developers.com General discussion General
11 Oct 2012 Looks like Tesco will be getting an Android tablet under it's own label brand in time for Xmas Called the Technika Connect (I've looked on ...
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Old 25-10-2012, 12:33
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I think that was posted in several forums - searching with "Looks like Tesco will be getting an Android tablet under it's own label brand in time for Xmas Called the Technika Connect" brings up a few...
Apparently it's on page 87 of the Xmas gift guide but still sparse on details. Guessing that it's between 7 and 9 inches and might have a dual core processor. If it's priced at anywhere near 100 it'll sell out very quickly.
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Old 27-10-2012, 22:15
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According to a posting on Linked In, it's an "Android based 8.9" Tablet with duel core processor"
(similar to dual core? :P)

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/faysal-kabir/17/132/2b5
Maybe each core fights each other in a battle to the death.
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Old 28-10-2012, 22:35
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Maybe each core fights each other in a battle to the death.
And quad cores ride through the muddy countryside?
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Old 29-10-2012, 15:39
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According to a posting on Linked In, it's an "Android based 8.9" Tablet with duel core processor"
(similar to dual core? :P)

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/faysal-kabir/17/132/2b5
Perhaps a case of someone not being good at spelling?
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:27
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And quad cores ride through the muddy countryside?
The four cores of the apocalypse.
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:47
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Check the viewing angle of the screen before you buy, I bought a Technika TV for the bedroom, put in a cupboard and can't see the picture from the bed. Doh !
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Old 29-10-2012, 23:24
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I saw one tonight in the store at Faraday Retail Park, Coatbridge. It had no details or pricing, it was just plugged in and tethered to the display stand. It was switched on, but would only allow you to input, what i guess, would be a pin code to unlock it. It is about half way between the iPad and the iPad mini in terms of size, has a 4:3 aspect and is rather thin. It hard to judge the weight because of the huge security fixing on the back of it. The only reason I picked it up was because it looked similar to an 8" 4:3 tablet I had looked at for my kids. i didnt know it was a brand new tablet, or else I would have had a more thorough look at it. If it has a good specs and is priced well, this could fly off the shelf.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:30
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Check the viewing angle of the screen before you buy, I bought a Technika TV for the bedroom, put in a cupboard and can't see the picture from the bed. Doh !
You're supposed to leave the cupboard doors open silly hahaha
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:42
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Check the viewing angle of the screen before you buy, I bought a Technika TV for the bedroom, put in a cupboard and can't see the picture from the bed. Doh !
I've got a Technika 32" 1080p screen here, viewing angles are fine ....

But its definitely something to check; the screen on my Vega is dire off axis, whereas the playbook is excellent from almost all angles.
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Old 19-11-2012, 17:57
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Has anyone seen one of these Tesco tablets yet?
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Old 19-11-2012, 20:52
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Has anyone seen one of these Tesco tablets yet?
The only ones I have seen are 48 pence a packet
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Old 19-11-2012, 21:09
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Personally I wouldn't touch anything made by Technika. You get what you pay for. Been there, got the t-shirt.
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Old 20-11-2012, 10:12
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Personally I wouldn't touch anything made by Technika. You get what you pay for. Been there, got the t-shirt.
Technika don't make anything. They're just a label slapped on the front of an OEM product.

I've got a Technika 32" 1080p TV, had it for well over a year, its pretty good. Only 2xHDMI ports, but can't fault the picture, especially for the price.
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Old 20-11-2012, 14:27
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Personally I wouldn't touch anything made by Technika. You get what you pay for. Been there, got the t-shirt.
It will be OEM with a technika badge and maybe some preloaded apps.

Did it mention what version of android and if it has access to google play ?
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Old 12-01-2013, 23:23
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Did anyone buy one of these?
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Old 14-01-2013, 00:05
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I don't think they were ever brought out or sold.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:03
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That explains why I didn't see one in my local Tesco then...
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Old 14-01-2013, 16:12
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I don't think they were ever brought out or sold.
They were on half price sale in Tesco on boxing day for 49.00 but they all sold out very quickly.
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Old 14-01-2013, 16:20
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They were on half price sale in Tesco on boxing day for 49.00 but they all sold out very quickly.
Those weren't Technika they were Archos 80 Cobalt. Though it may well be those were the ones hinted at in the OP.

Possibly a last-minute change of name badge or supplier due to:
Personally I wouldn't touch anything made by Technika. You get what you pay for. Been there, got the t-shirt.
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Old 16-01-2013, 22:49
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I have a friend in a local Tesco, she told me yesterday about 'a 40 tablet' that never went on sale this week as staff bought every one!
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Old 19-08-2013, 09:56
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Is the tablet that never was making another appearance?
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...ch-tablet.html
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Old 19-08-2013, 10:33
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Personally I wouldn't touch anything made by Technika. You get what you pay for. Been there, got the t-shirt.
I too would be wary of anything with a supermarket "own-brand" label on it. I do have a Technika mouse which does the job although the scroll-wheel action is a bit notchy.
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