Verizon Ellipsis to be a new brand of value-driven devices

Verizon Ellipsis to be a new brand of value-driven devices
Well, well, well – look what someone just slipped anonymously under our office's door. The handout you see pictured below, reportedly given to Verizon staff during a meeting this morning, reveals that on November 7, the carrier will introduce a new brand of budget-friendly devices called Ellipsis. Does the name sound familiar? It should to those who keep a close eye on our news feed. Earlier today, the first device in this new lineup, known as the Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet, was leaked, courtesy of @evleaks.

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 is expected to be the first member of the carrier's Ellipsis brand. It is a 7-inch tablet running a seemingly stock-ish version of Android 4.2.2, with access to the Google Play store and a handful of apps provided courtesy of Verizon, namely VZ Navigator, Verizon Messages, My Verizon and Redbox Instant. The Ellipsis 7 has a 7-inch IPS display with "HD" resolution, which translates to a pixel count of 1280 by 800, we suppose. Under the hood is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor of unknown make and model – it could be Snapdragon 200, we guess, but the odds of it being a cheap MediaTek SoC seem higher. Clearly, a front-facing camera is present on the Verizon Ellipsis 7, but we can't be sure if there's a camera on the back as well or not. As mentioned in the handout, the internal 4000mAh battery should provide "hours of battery life", which doesn't sound too reassuring. What you see below the screen of the device is actually a pair of front-facing speakers delivering stereo sound. The 8GB of internal storage can be expanded with the use of a microSD card. Last but not least, the Ellipsis 7 is 4G enabled, running on Verizon's LTE network.

All in all, the Verizon Ellipsis 7 isn't going to impress anyone with its design or specifications. It might draw attention, however, with its price tag. Set to launch for just $249.99 without long-term commitment, it is quite affordable, especially when its 4G LTE radio is taken into account. Those who don't mind signing a 2-year contract with Verizon will get a $100 discount. We expect to learn more about the Ellipsis brand and the Ellipsis 7 tablet on November 7. Until then, keep in mind that what you just read is not official information and parts of it might be inaccurate.

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Ellipsis 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You should be given this carp away for free

4. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They should give you tissues and tucks medicated wipes free.

7. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Agreed. This is NOT a good deal at all. This should be a free tablet with a contract. Sprint is offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with LTE for $50 with a 2 year contract and it's a brand name tablet much better than this POS. You can get a 2gb plan for $15 which is a good deal if you are in an LTE market. Or just get a Nexus 7 which blows both of them out of the water.

2. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Just spend $100 more for the Nexus 7 imo

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Off contract the nexus 7 is cheaper lol.

8. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Wifi model yeah but one that will work on LTE it's a bit more.

3. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

"OH/PA/WV REGION" - possibly a limited release?

6. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

well thats android 4 ya

9. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Yeah must agree with many others this is garbage.

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