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Argos launches MyTablet For £99.99

Argos  |  Press release

With only 70 days until Christmas, Argos - a leading digital, catalogue and high street retailer - has launched MyTablet for only £99.99.  The 7-inch tablet comes with free pre-loaded games and apps (including the Argos app so you can shop straight away) and is enabled for internet browsing, TV, music, video streaming and social networking.

Powered by a 1.6GHz dual core processor, MyTablet has a bright and clear 7 inch, 1024x600 resolution LCD glass screen and features 8GB of memory which, with a Micro SD card, can support up to 32GB.

Google’s Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system enables access to millions of apps through Google Play. The device has been designed with families in mind offering all the functionality of a comprehensive tablet.

Argos’ MyTablet, which is available in pink or silver premium metal cases, is ready to use with free pre-loaded apps and games including BBC iPlayer, Angry Birds and an e-Book reader app. 

The device has a built in two mega pixel rear facing camera plus a front facing camera, which is perfect for Skyping friends and family. It’s also WiFi enabled, has Bluetooth capabilities and is pre-loaded with Facebook and Twitter apps making it an ideal way to keep in touch whether at home or on the move.

Recent research from Argos 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%). MyTablet’s varied functions have been specifically designed as the ideal companion for education and play.

MyTablet is available from Wednesday 16th October exclusively at argos.co.uk, via the Argos app or from over 700 stores around the UK and the Republic of Ireland (argos.ie).

John Walden, Managing Director of Argos, comments:

“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.

In addition to being a fantastic gift, MyTablet is a great Christmas shopping tool.  Currently around 15 per cent of Argos sales are via mobile devices including tablets, With the Argos app pre-downloaded on MyTablet,, it’s now possible to do all your Christmas shopping online. From the moment you switch on MyTablet, you can order gfits for home delivery, or reserve them and then pop in store to pick them up – right up until Tuesday 24th December.” 

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.”

 

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Notes to Editors:

Specification detail:

 

Price

£99.99

OS

Android Jellybean 4.2.2

Software

Google Android

Screen size

7 inch screen

Resolution

1024 X 600 resolution

Screen type

LCD

Processor speed

Dual core 1.6ghz

WiFi

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

Camera

2 MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera

Battery life

Up to 5 hours

Standard memory

8GB

Extended memory

32GB - with mini SD

Micro SD slot

Yes

Parental control settings

Yes

Output ports

HDMI, Micro USB

Colours

Silver & Pink

Other features

19 pre-loaded apps and games Customisable home screen

You can download a selection of MyTablet images from our image library.

For more information please contact Tom, Olly and Becky at Surname & Surname on

 0207 260 2770 or email: argos@thisissurname.com

Or

Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: media.relations@argos.co.uk

About Argos

Argos is a leading digital high street retailer, offering around 29,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with 635 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2013.  Argos serves around 124 million customers a year through its network of around 735 stores. 

In the financial year to February 2013, Argos sales were £3.9 billion and it employed some 30,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer. 

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