Putting an end to some recent rumors, Verizon Wireless has officially announced the Ellipsis 7 tablet. The announcement is light on the hardware specs, however Big Red is touting this one as being a "fully featured tablet at an affordable price." Said price will be $249.99 and those curious can expect the tablet to be available in a few days time.
The Ellipsis 7 will arrive with Verizon Wireless on November 7th. And in addition to the $249.99 price tag, Verizon will also be launching this one with limited time special offer. Those purchasing the Ellipsis 7 on a two-year agreement will get a $100 discount bringing the price down to $149.99. That same special will also be available for any of the tablets in the Verizon lineup.
The Ellipsis 7 will be an exclusive offering for Verizon and the tablet will bring a 7-inch HD display. Verizon is pushing this as being one that is "easy to carry" and those who make a purchase will find some pre-loaded apps. The tablet will have the Redbox Instant app and also come with the Amazon Kindle app, Plants vs. Zombies and Verizon Messages.
There will also be 4G LTE network support and as one would expect and/or hope with an Android tablet -- it will have access to the Google services including the Play Store. Otherwise, while this announcement was for the Ellipsis 7 specifically, Verizon did mention how this was the "first product" from the "Ellipsis family." We have yet to see details in terms of what other sizes will arrive in the family, however it does appear that other options will be following.
[UPDATE] Verizon has followed-up with a bit of confirmation on the specs. The Ellipsis 7 tablet will feature the following;
- 7-inch HD IPS display 1280x800
- 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of internal storage
- microSD memory card slot
- 4000 mAh battery
- 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera
- Measurements: 7.72H x 4.94W x 0.4D
- Weight: 12.7 ounces
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
SOURCE: Verizon Wireless