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

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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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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:33

1. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

You should be given this carp away for free

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:49 1

4. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

They should give you tissues and tucks medicated wipes free.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 10:47 1

7. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 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.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:46 1

2. datsyuk (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

Just spend $100 more for the Nexus 7 imo

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:51

5. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Off contract the nexus 7 is cheaper lol.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 10:55 1

8. datsyuk (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 09:47

3. Jommick (Posts: 221; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 10:43

6. zekes (Posts: 229; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)

well thats android 4 ya

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 11:06

9. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Yeah must agree with many others this is garbage.

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