Indian technology firm HCL rolled out its ME Connect 2G 2.0 tablet to the Indian market with a price tag of ₹8,499.

The 2G tablet sports a 7-inch screen with 800x480 pixel resolution and is powered by 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor along with Mali-400 GPU. In terms of memory, the device comes with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage which is expandable using a microSD card.

"Our latest offering further showcases our proud legacy of innovative products that address all kinds of consumer needs. The ME Connect 2G 2.0 phablet will cater to the young at heart who are always on a lookout for something new and exciting," said Gautam Advani, global head - mobility business unit, HCL.

The tablet runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and packs a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA secondary camera. It comes with support for 11 local Indian languages. The tablet supports 3G connectivity through a USB datacard (WCDMA/EVDO), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and packs a 3800 mAH Li polymer battery.

HCL ME Connect comes pre-loaded with apps such as BigFlix, Hungama, Readwhere, Paytm, Facebook and Twitter. The device will come bundled with freebies worth 2000, but the company did not say what it is offering with the tablet. HCL's tablet 'ME connect is pitted against Salora Fontab, Lava ETAB Connect and the Micromax Funbook Talk P360 along with several others.