"Launching our own tablet, we have taken another step towards building an entire e-commerce ecosystem in the country. With one of the largest user bases, we have access to huge data that allows us to predict what kind of products and services will work in the market," Flipkart vice president Michael Adnani said in a statement in Bangalore.

With a dual SIM 3G calling facility for faster data connectivity and voice calling, the seven inch size tablet has a 1.3 gigahertz (GHz) quad core cortex processor and one gigabyte memory.

Service for tablets will be available through the company's 120 network centres in over 100 cities across the country.

"Customers across 13 cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad can avail of 24-hour service by visiting any of the 22 centers we have partnered with in these cities," the statement said.

Launched in October 2007, Flipkart offers 15 million products across 70 categories. With 18 million registered users, the portal claims to have 3.5 million hits a day and five million shipments a month.