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Summary:

Verizon is jumping directly into the tablet market with the Verizon-branded Ellipsis 7, a 7-inch tablet with an HD screen for $249.99.

Ellipsis 7

Verizon already offers plenty of tablets from various manufacturers, but now it also has one of its very own. Verizon on Tuesday announced the Ellipsis 7, a Verizon-branded 7-inch HD tablet, which is the first product in a new line of Ellipsis devices.

The specs are relatively comparable to other mid-range tablets on the market. It’s a fairly generic-looking black slate, which measures 7.72 by 4.94 by 0.4 inches and weighs 12.7 ounces. It features a 7-inch, 1280 by 800 IPS display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage, along with a microSD card slot. There’s a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back of the tablet and a 4000mAh battery inside.

The Ellipsis runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and comes preloaded with Amazon’s Kindle app, Redbox Instant and Plants Vs. Zombies. Verizon Messages is also included, which allows you to send and receive text messages with the tablet.

Of course, this being Verizon’s tablet, the Ellipsis 7 features native 4G LTE coverage on Verizon’s network. You can also use the tablet as a mobile hotspot to provide network access to an additional eight devices. The Ellipsis 7 is also a potential explanation for Verizon’s decision to block the Nexus 7 from accessing its LTE network — why make way for another competitor when its own 7-inch tablet was already in the works?

The Ellipsis 7 goes on sale November 7 for $249.99. For a limited time, Verizon is also offering $100 off any tablet when purchased with a new two-year contract.

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  1. I can’t think of any current tablet I’m less interested in than this one. Looks like an old Galaxy Tab, with Bezels that would reach from coast to coast.

    Admittedly, I’ve been biased against Verizon for some time because of their CDMA network.

  2. How do you turn on the hotspot?

    1. You should be able to access it through the Settings menu. There’s some simple information you can follow here: https://support.google.com/android/answer/168932?rd=1

  3. paula carpentet Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    My Ellipsis tablet will not rotate when I turn it sideways is there something in settings’ I am missing-

    1. Try enabling “Auto-rotate screen” by going to Settings > Accessibility

  4. Don’t buy this it’s not adobe flash capable Android
    Why do you need adobe flash player?

    Many games, animations, and other media content on the internet are presented in flash form. Unless you have downloaded flashplayer, you wont be able to view them.

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