Lava Etab Connect launched for Rs 9,499, features voice-calling, a 7-inch screen and runs on Android ICS

Lava has launched a 7-inch tablet with voice calling function called the Etab Connect for Rs 9,499. Unlike many other tablets in the market priced below Rs 10,000, this tablet offers built-in 3G connectivity for making voice calls and connecting to the Internet.

The Etab Connect sports a 7-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A ARM Cortex A5 processor and 512MB RAM. It also includes features like a 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, 4GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB and a 3,000mAH battery. On the software side, the tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, though judging by the hardware we doubt it will get updated to Jelly Bean.

The Etab Connect joins Lava’s other range of Etab tablets like the Etab Xtron which was recently launched for Rs 6,500.