Verizon Wireless confirmed the Ellipsis 7 tablet earlier in the week. At the time they offered some basic details in terms of specs. Verizon also revealed the pricing and release date. So with that, and as expected, the Ellipsis 7 has officially arrived for purchase and sits priced at $149.99 on a two-year agreement.
Though, while we suspect many look towards the two-year agreement price in an effort to spend a bit less at the time of purchase — the Ellipsis 7 doesn’t have much of a subsidy. In fact, the tablet can be purchase for $249.99 with no agreement. There isn’t any option to purchase this one using the Verizon Edge program though.
In addition to the tablet itself, Verizon also rolled-out a few accessories. These include a rugged case with kickstand and a Bluetooth keyboard. The rugged case is $34.99 and the keyboard will set you back $99.99. There are also some other accessories available including a folio-style case from Speck, a leather pouch and screen protectors. Basically, Verizon appears to have you covered accessory wise.
That all said, the Verizon Ellipsis 7 is the first device to arrive in what will eventually become the Ellipsis family of devices. This particular model is sporting a 7-inch (1280 x 800 and 216 ppi) display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and 4000 mAh battery. Those considering a purchase can also expect Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean along with a VGA quality camera on the front and a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back.
The disappointing part of all this, we suspect there are still several waiting for the Nexus 7 with LTE to gain certification on the Verizon network. And as we learned last evening, the certification process has been put on hold until Kit Kat arrives on the tablet. On the bright side though, the Kit Kat update should be arriving fairly soon.