Verizon releases its first own-branded 7-inch Ellipsis tablet
Verizon Wireless has today announced its Android-based tablet under the new Ellipsis line-up. This will be Verizon’s very first own branded tablet model, which is expected to enrich the company’s offering and give the consumers more options on the market.
After a number of leaks, the US carrier has finally made Verizon Ellipsis 7 official. Based on what have been revealed in the press-release, PhonesReview understands that this is a budget friendly 7-inch tablet, a direct competitor to Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX. Verizon promises the Ellipsis 7 will come with an HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, LTE connectivity and a front-facing shooter. The processor is said to be an unspecified quad-core at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB of RAM, while the internal storage is 8 GB. Verizon Ellipsis 7 will come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
With this move, Verizon Wireless will try to compete with Samsung and Apple, and the new product will be placed next to the latest tablets released by the leading manufacturers. There are no doubts that the Verizon’s employees in the stores will be encouraged to promote the Ellipsis 7 in favor of the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire. Though racing against the leading companies is hard and winning is almost impossible, Verizon will surely gain some positives from its move.
The Ellipsis 7 tablet is the first product in the new Ellipsis family and Verizon promises there will be other new devices under that brand in the near future. Verizon hasn’t revealed the ODM company that has designed and manufactured the first Ellipsis tablet, but that is not so important now. Probably you will be more interested in the price and availability. According to the carrier, the new model will be available in the stores on November 7 for $250 off-contract.
Source: The Verge