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Verizon Announces Ellipsis 7 Tablet, Launches November 7 for $249.99 (Updated: With Specs)

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Verizon announced its plans to launch the Ellipsis 7 tablet onto its 4G LTE network this morning, starting November 7 at just $249.99. The tablet features a 7″ HD display, front-facing camera and 4G LTE, but all other specs are unknown at this time. There is no official word on the processor, display resolution, storage or anything else that might be important to potential customers as of right now.

What we do see from press images is that the device appears to be running nearly-stock Android, but you can expect Verizon to have baked in its entire suite of applications, such as NFL Mobile, Navigator (does that still exist?), and all of the other fan favorites.

Again, it launches November 7 for $249.99.

Update:  We’ve received the full specs for the Ellipsis, which certainly aren’t terrible, though a Nexus 7 is still going to be the better choice. You are looking at a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, dual front-facing speakers, VGA from camera, 3.2MP rear camera, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and Android 4.2.2.

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Via: Verizon

  • Larizard

    That is exactly my reaction to this news.

    “…”

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    Definitely get this if you want a tablet that will never be updated and will likely be orphaned within a year.

  • shamatuu

    You are just wasting your money when you get go somewhere else that is actually good for you and not make you mad to pay extra on top on your phone bill

  • Trent Callahan

    That logo.

  • creed

    Man! That’s a sweet Verizon logo!!!!

  • jc914

    2010 called…

  • http://thatgeekdad.blogspot.com/ Rob Delaney

    Their Nexus 7 2013 edition competitor. BAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! These types of stories are why a website or blog needs to be done aimed at the average consumer and not just us geeks so they avoid such terrible money pitfalls like this tablet.. Get a Nexus 7 and use a pre-paid network like AT&T or T-mo for when need mobile data.

  • joejoe5709

    Lol. This or a $50 Polaroid tablet? Honestly that’s a little tough. They’re both crap for their price range.

  • master94

    Well at least it’s close to stock. Last thing we need is VZW spin on a ui. Probably would have been a big Vcast logo

  • Trevor

    And now we know what took (or is still taking?) them so long to approve the Nexus 7 for activation purposes.

  • Droid Ronin

    Perhaps it will finally get KitKat in Dec 2015 after extensive Verizon testing.

  • U Mad Verizon?

    Verizon jerked me around and lied to me like you wouldn’t believe recently when I reluctantly upgraded. I hope these douche bags don’t sell any of these junk tablets.

  • Anon984

    It has 4.2.2 and will always have 4.2.2. VZ hates updating hardware. Maybe the people who are looking to upgrade their Xybords will purchase this unless they learned their lesson – never buy a carrier branded tablet – ever.

  • bigbezelbigpeen

    7 inch tablet comes with 5 inch bezel for easy handling.

  • Robert Boluyt

    That 1.2Ghz quad core is probably a Cortext A7 design. So, basically, the N7 2013 would walk all over this with 3 cores disabled.

  • LionStone

    They are higher than a kite!

  • joejoe5709

    Dual front facing speakers and SD card slot. The rest of it is crap and the N7 is overall a far far better buy.

  • MikeSaver

    who manufactures this?

  • Dorian Brooks
  • Anthony Tyson

    Nice typo verizon

    • JMonkeYJ

      Where? I don’t see is.

  • aaron nyquist

    I don’t really understand the separate data plan for a tablet… Wifi tabs are cheaper and if you’re already paying for data plan why not tether it from your phone?

    • Jonathan Isenberg

      It’s all about dat money.

      If Verizon (or any other carrier, for that matter) can squeeze more money out of you, they will do it.

  • BrianLipp

    How can Verizon figure out that front facing speakers are the best way to put speakers on a tablet but no one else can? Samsung knew it for like a year (Note 10.1 and Nexus 10) but decided to stop.

  • GutterIsATool

    It may not get Android updates right away, but they’ll be pretty quick. Just like the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Jason

    Who on the ENTIRE PLANET would get this over the Nexus 7??