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Verizon officially announces the Ellipsis 7 tablet for $249

Verizon Ellipsis 7

A few days ago, we came across a neat looking Verizon branded tablet known as the Ellipsis 7. This tablet has now been officially announced by Verizon for $249. All we know about the tablet for now is that it packs a 7 inch display as Verizon hasn’t detailed the hardware of the tablet yet. But what we do know is that the tablet comes with support for LTE as well, which is a good feature to have for a $249 tablet. It is said that the Ellipsis 7 will have Google Play Store pre-installed unlike the Kindle Fire tablets which has its own collection of Android apps. The tablet will go on sale in a couple of days on November 7.

It goes without saying that Verizon wants to compete directly with the likes of the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire with this affordable LTE tablet. While the hardware might not be as flattering as the two mentioned above, it’s certainly going to make an impact in the market. We’re guessing Verizon has contracted a Chinese OEM to manufacture these tablets, which has been done before as well. We hope to learn more about the hardware of the tablet in the coming days.

Update: The tablet will reportedly pack a display resolution of 1280×800, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a quad core 1.2 GHz processor of unknown make and Android Jelly Bean with an almost stock UI.

Source: Verizon Wireless

Via: Android Police

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