Lava launches E-Tab Connect 3G tablet for INR 9,499

As promised, Lava has launched a new Android tablet in its E-Tab series. Dubbed as E-Tab Connect, the tablet has been priced at INR 9,499 and comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on-board.

“This tablet is the first of the series of SIM-based tablets from Lava which will run on Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system,” company noted in a press release.Lava-Etab-connect

Lava E-Tab Connect features built-in 3G, voice-calling support, 7-inch WVGA display and 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A processor. The tablet also packs 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage and microSD card slot with support upto 32GB.

For the imaging need, there is a 2MP rear camera on-board along with 0.3MP front camera. Company has also included Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and 3000 mAh battery. E-Tab Connect also bundles content from Hungama, Bigflix, Edukart, Diamond Comics and Readwhere.

Lava has partnered with Meritnation and offers free Vedic math’s content and a discount of Rs 750/- on any of Meritnation.com package along with the tablet.

“We see tablets as a big game changer. Besides portability, they provide a viable option to stay connected at all times irrespective of electricity supply, which is a huge concern for keeping desktop computers operational,” said Pavan Chauhan, MD & Co-founder Meritnation.com.

To remind you, Lava also sells four other tablets in its E-Tab portfolio – Xtron, Z7H+, Z7H, and Z7S.


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11 thoughts on “Lava launches E-Tab Connect 3G tablet for INR 9,499

    Surbhi Singh

    (April 29, 2013 - 1:44 pm)

    It have 3G calling, 512 MB Ram & 7 inch Screen. I think its perfect for by.

    Adarsh M.R

    (March 10, 2013 - 11:03 am)

    dear lava and all indian manufacturers Bring out this spec of tablet if u want your tablet sell like hotcake.-
    cpu: 1.5 ghz dualcore
    ram: 1Gb atleast
    storage: minimum 4gb
    os: atleast android jellybean 4.1 or 4.2.
    Display: 10″ atleast 1024×768 resulution.
    other:3g (optional),bluetooth(must),wifi,batery backup,and no needed back camera only front camera will do the job for skype.

      tashreef

      (March 10, 2013 - 11:21 am)

      10-inch i don’t think so.. most of the users prefer 7-inch display… with better resolution…

      Add quality hardware… 5 MP must work like a real 5 MP.. not like VGA…

    Murugan

    (March 9, 2013 - 11:31 pm)

    first I would like to start from processor single core,low ram,low resolution,low battery not attractive and too over priced who will buy this china toy? Are we mad? think guys

      capsiconi

      (March 10, 2013 - 11:41 am)

      Its mainly because they feel Indian consumers are stupid and ignorant and will buy whatever manure they shovel our way.

      Its not just Lava btw, even bigger, well known companies like Samsung, Acer, Google & Asus are guilty of similar tactics. They either offer horrible, outdated hardware/software or price tabs ridiculously high placing them out of reach of most consumers.

      In the case of their latest offering, Lava has managed to do BOTH – a dubious distinction to say the least.

      Going by the specs and pricing of this tab, one gets the impression that the Lava marketing team lives on a different planet from their product development team, ie. they have ZERO interaction with each other which is why they offer tabs with these sort of specs at the current price point…

        Manish

        (March 11, 2013 - 7:38 pm)

        I dont think so… The ecosystem is such that all products out there are similarly priced. Look at any company be it micromax or intex or even acer.

        Note, is Indian consumer ready to shell out? Which company does not want to make money by providing better specs. Fact is no one buys. Consumer in India still dont need high performance products for gaming etc. They need basic entertainment device which these low spec products provide. Imagine half of the country has power cuts for 3 hrs atleast… what kind of product will they shell out on.. Ipad (ridiculously over priced) or some product like this just easy on their wallets. Think bout it!!

          capsiconi

          (March 12, 2013 - 12:54 pm)

          I disagree and here’s why.

          Its not the fact that people aren’t interested in better spec’d tabs. I have been trying to buy a decent JB 10″ tab for a month now and my budget is 30k and I STILL cant find one.

          I ask you, is 30k a small amount of money?

          Now my only hope is to wait for either the Asus Memopad 10, the Lenovo 6000 or the Sony Tablet Z (which will likely be near 40k).

          I do not want to buy a “Chindia” re-branded budget tab where service and support is a complete crap shoot or, as more often, completely non-existent.

          The specs of this tab are really poor even compared to Lava’s existing offerings.

          I mean 512 Mb Ram!? Really? In today’s day and age? LOL.

          ICS? Why? The Lava Xtron they released couple of months ago runs JB.

          3000 mAh battery – again less than optimal. Like you said yourself – half the people in our country have power cuts of 3 hours at least. They should include at least a 4000 mAh battery for better back up.

          Single core processor?! LOL.

          IMO, instead of releasing such an obviously underpowered and poorly spec’d device, they should have added a better battery, bluetooth and 3G support to their own existing Lava Xtron tablet and maybe THEN the product would have been noteworthy. Not to mention possibly cheaper as well…

            Manas Singhal

            (April 29, 2013 - 1:48 pm)

            I agree. I just heard they are coming up with improved Xtron in some time from some news leak. Connect is for masses and not for high performance like xtron. Time pass ke liye theek hee hai!

            Surbhi Singh

            (April 29, 2013 - 4:17 pm)

            3G calling tablet in 10,000 range is definitly worth purchase.

      Anant Mishra

      (April 29, 2013 - 1:41 pm)

      IN todays time all phones are made in China. Lava has indian owner, I’ve heard just like other

    tashreef

    (March 9, 2013 - 5:54 pm)

    the tablet looks bit over priced….

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