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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.


  • 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…

  • 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??

  • usaff22


  • hfoster52

    Did the camera from the tablet take the picture of the specs? 🙂

  • DC_Guy

    Oh look it’s the “ISIS” of 7 inch tablets. In other words, we know that Google makes a better version of this but we still want you to use ours!

  • John Burmeister

    Do I see duel bezels?

  • Speedyrulz

    I work for Verizon, here are the rest of the specs:

    Android 4.2.2

    Height: 7.72 inches (196 mm)
    Width: 4.94 inches (125 mm)
    Depth: .40 inches (10.25 mm)
    Weight: 0.79 pound (360 grams)

    7-inches IPS1 5-point capacitive2 touch screen 1280 x 800 resolution at 216 pixels per inch (ppi) TFT-LCD3, Light Sensor

    4000 mAH battery

    1.2Ghz Quad-core CPU

    Built-in: 8GB
    Expansion: Up to 32GB

    Front-facing: VGA Rear-facing: 3.2MP Video: Yes, 1080 HD

  • schlanz

    Btw specs. 1gb ram. No joke. Processor clocked at 1.2. 1080p display iirc.

  • Dan Lopez

    DAT LOGO!!!

  • Not available for Verizon, sorry guys

  • cjohn4043

    I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait to use VZ Navigator, and the rest of the suite of Verizon apps that are perfect in my eyes. /s

  • Larry Wei

    at this point, I don’t know if the verizon logos are photoshopped on or real

  • duke69111

    Update from the Verge: Verizon has provided some more detailed specifications. The Ellipsis 7 has a 1280 x 800, 7-inch IPS display, 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and an unspecified 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The full specs are available in our product database.


    • Jason Kahn

      So this is basically last years Nexus 7 for a higher price, a locked in contract and tons of Bloatware no doubt.

      • aye_winchell

        8 GB of storage, before the 4 GB of bloatware.

  • beng8686

    That is an Android abomination. Eww

  • Jake

    Sorry, but the VZN logo isn’t big enough for me.

  • I wonder if they’d approve the N7 if it had a Verizon sticker or logo on it…

  • What a piece of junk…

  • duke69111

    Front facing speakers?

  • Andrew

    That bezel and the Verizon branding look very promising. Does it run on Viva Movil?

  • Mike


  • ITGuy11


  • landon

    Imagine how long it would take for this device to receive updates 🙂

  • Adrynalyne


    I thought that was a joke, not a real product.

  • EC8CH

    Is this a joke?

    This must be a joke.

  • mustbepbs

    Oh my god those bezels I feel like I’m gonna throw up and die at the same time what the hell are they thinking I think I just got cancer.

  • droidify

    Verizon rep “I’m sorry but the Nexus 7 LTE isn’t approved for use on our network but may I suggest the epileptic 7 with the exclusive dual verizon emblems”


      Lost it at epileptic 7

    • Iskandar

      can you buy the tablet with sim, use for a day and then return the tablet ONLY and keep using active sim on N7

  • mechapathy

  • David Caccavo

    At least they got the Verizon check and 4G LTE markings on it…

    they spent their energy on this and can’t allow the damn Nexus 5 or 7 on their network? i want to say unbelievable, but sadly i believe this.

  • LjHe80

    2011 called, it wants its tablet back.

  • RDPG

    I don’t like big bezels and I can not lie

  • starnovsky

    Verizon marketing should leave the stone age where they are now. Look at T-Mobile and learn a thing or two. [email protected] like that should not be happening in 2013.
    Bundled bloatware, career-branded crapdevices like this, nickel and diming customers doesn’t fly any more.

  • BananaBob

    The ugliest tablet I’ve ever seen…

  • michael bourgoin


  • SA_NYC

    It looks like a darker-colored version of the LeapPad Ultra I just bought my 4 year-old nephew.

    • David Narada Brown

      it looks like a first gen kindle

  • br_hermon


  • Dale

    It looks like it was created and assembled in a basement.

    Do they not realize that the Nexus 7 is $20 cheaper?

    • A.J.

      The Nexus 7 LTE is not cheaper than this. If this is only 16GB then that’s one thing.

      • Dale


  • James

    Any word on whether activations of the Nexus 7 on Verizon are going through yet?

    • EC8CH

      oh… I’m sure VZW is “working on it”.

      Honestly the PR veil covering the contention between Google and Verizon is paper thin.

  • lmarkov22

    7″ viewable screen…10″ tablet.

    • SA_NYC

      Absolutely terrible. How does something like this make it off the drawing board in this day and age?

      • Adam Truelove

        This is from Verizon. Are you new here?

        • SA_NYC

          Ha, touche.

      • Apostrafee

        Actually it isn’t too bad in person honestly. Runs stock android and is pretty powerful at $150. Wouldn’t buy it for myself but would be great gift for kids or older people.

    • SA_NYC

      The best of both worlds, I guess you could say!

    • acras

      Has to be oversized for a 7″ screen device , Verizon couldn’t possibly be expected to fit all their logos on something the size of the N7

  • I went from full loyalty with Verizon for years to cringing everytime I see their name slapped on something. Sad. They had the potential to keep our community, but it just seems like every move they make pushes us farther & farther away.

    • Adam Truelove

      Their network is second to none. Their devices are dead last.

      • Butters619

        And AT&T has made some hefty strides in catching up. They haven’t caught up yet, but they aren’t being blown out of the water like they were.

      • ToddAwesome

        Remember the days before the OG Droid saved them? Verizon always seemed to carry utilitarian style phones, the other upstart carriers had the “cool” phones. Times, they aren’t a changin’

  • Timothy Sternig

    Looks like sh*t!

  • joder

    This is even better than the Viva Movil announcement. Take my money VZW!!!

  • kervation

    Or, another way of saying Verizon introduces: “The Tablet that we want you to buy should you want to connect to our 4GLTE network and not that other tablet that we have been sidestepping since it’s release this past summer” tablet.

  • Michigan Guy

    Holy Bezel batman.

    • duke69111

      Gotta have room for that large logo.

  • Guy Pierce

    Done buying crap from Verizon. Later!

  • Reginald Spence II


  • besweeet

    evleaks came through again.

  • really?

    Verizon rep: Sorry, Nexus 7 2013 LTE is still not functioning on our network.
    Customer: When will it be ready?
    Verizon rep: Here’s a better alternative, the Droid Ellipse Super Ultra Maxx 7 HD QHD+

    • Weber

      My local VZW store is actually selling the WiFi-only Nexus for $175, surprisingly.

      • Pics or it isn’t happening…

        • Weber


          Rep is my fb friend; the link is for the store. Enjoy!

          Edit: I still haven’t received confirmation that it’s the 2013 Nexus 7. I’ll report back once she gets back to me. If I can’t get word, I’ll stop by there today and post an update. Seems too good a deal…

          • Bob

            Do you live in Waterworld with Kevin Costner?

          • Weber

            I actually live farther south than the pin, and work even farther than that.

          • ToddAwesome

            My mama says….you need to move!

          • Weber

            100% accurate

          • JBartcaps

            That’s actually your local Wireless Zone, not your local VZW

          • Weber

            tomatoes/toe-mah-toes. Since the nearest one is over 50 miles away, it’s my VZW store haha

          • Bob

            Do you get to take an airboat to work/the VZW store?

          • Weber

            I could take a boat if I wanted to, actually. In some instances, it would be quicker.

        • ryan

          Must be indirect

  • brkshr

    This is why they don’t want the N7 on their network…

    • This is why i still have a unlimited 4G LTE Verizon line turned into a hotspot…

      • Tony Byatt

        Not following…

        • LionStone

          If VZW isn’t going to allow the LTE N7, them he still has an LTE line to tether from, at his hearts content!

          • Adrynalyne

            Why not pop the sim in and remove the need to tether 😉

          • LionStone

            True that home slice! 🙂

    • schlanz

      The odd thing is this has no cdma so its 4G LTE only just like the Nexus 7 would be. Why anyone would purchase this over an N7… poor uneducated customers talked into stuff from VZW sales reps..

      • Frettfreak

        thats exactly whats going to happen. Then those same people are going to complain about “android sucks”, cause its a crappy tablet, and say stuff like “well the verizon sales rep told me this was a great tablet” then buy an ipad and be one of “those” people. This is why IMO, google needs to keep a tighter leash on Android.

        • patentpirate

          exfuckinactly! i hope they sell none.

      • michael arazan

        probably a $150 tablet with Verizon’s $100 middleman surcharge too, that’s the real reason they won’t approve the N 7, because they aren’t getting any money for it.

    • Jim890

      And that’s why we aren’t going to buy this.

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  • cns2007

    I’m sure this has nothing to do with the delay on N7 approval.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    :-/ they’re joking right…. LOL

    • Michigan Guy

      This looks like a child’s drawing of what a tablet looks like.

  • richkoos

    Dem Bezels

    • Raven

      I know everyone is complaining about the huge bezel and logo, but what I really don’t understand is why the dual stereo speakers for portrait orientation? That makes no sense to me. The stereo speakers should be on the left and right in landscape for movie watching. This way is just stupid. This, however, is not the first tablet I have seen that does this and makes no more sense than the rear speakers on many other tables.

      • creed

        It’s not intended to watch movies on, not with your 2 gigs of shared data! Lol!

        • Raven

          I know you are trying to make a funny, but it does have a MicroSD slot so I could predownload my whole collection of over 50 VuDU movies to watch via WiFi.