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[Deal] Verizon Ellipsis 7 for $49.99

Verizon Ellipsis 7

Verizon’s #Ellipsis7 tablet can now be bought via eBay for just $49.99. The tablet comes with a pretty attractive hardware specs sheet underneath, thus justifying the price tag. This is a couple of years old, though, so it probably won’t break any benchmark records out there. But if you’re looking for a tablet to just cover the basic needs, make sure you give this deal a closer look.

The Ellipsis 7 comes with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and a 4,000 mAh battery under the hood. The retailer mentions that the tablet is available off-contract, so it seems like you don’t have to sign a new agreement after getting it.

The seller is only offering the Ellipsis 7 in Black at the moment, so there aren’t a lot of color options to choose from.

Get the Verizon Ellipsis 7 for just $49.99 on eBay!

Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet reportedly suffering from boot loop issues after KitKat update

Verizon Ellipsis 7

Verizon Ellipsis 7

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet has been receiving minor updates over the course of the months, but the carrier took everybody by surprise when it rolled out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to this budget tablet a couple of weeks ago.

While it was a very good gesture from Verizon to roll out the update for its budget tablet, user reports suggest that it wasn’t without its own issues. Most users are reportedly seeing boot loops with the Ellipsis 7 after the update was installed by the users.

This can be particularly annoying for the users since boot looping essentially restricts users from accessing the device. Some users have found a work around by heading over to the custom recovery option (power + volume down key) during reboot. Even Verizon seems to be suggesting the same workaround, so it might be worth a shot if you’re facing boot loop issues with the update.

Are you facing similar trouble with your Ellipsis 7 after the Android 4.4 update? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Verizon Support

Via: Android Police

Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet getting a small maintenance update

Verizon Ellipsis 7

Verizon Ellipsis 7

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet is now getting a small maintenance update. The update comes with a few bug fixes and improvements, but won’t change the user interface or any other area of the software all that much. The update sports the software version MV7A_31D26_422 and should start hitting Ellipsis 7 tablets starting today or maybe by tomorrow, depending on your location in the U.S. Here’s the complete changelog of the update:

  • Verizon 4G LTE data connectivity
  • Mobile Hotspot User Experience and Connectivity
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Image quality when using the camera
  • Battery life
  • SIM Card Activation experience improvements
  • Added support for Prepaid Plans
  • Added feature to allow editing of the APN name for Private IP
  • Option to configure camera to store photos and videos on an external SD card that can be purchased separately.
  • Added option for end users to move all applications to tablet space manually except for the preloaded apps.
  • Improved the UI notification for low memory conditions

The Ellipsis 7 tablet features a 7 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 4,000 mAh battery. The tablet is currently selling via Verizon and third party retailers for $149.99 with a two year contract.

Source: Verizon

Via: Cult of Android

Verizon details Black Friday discounts on several products

Verizon Black Friday

Verizon Black FridayVerizon has just published a whole new range of deals on its website for Black Friday, ranging from smartphones to external battery packs. Most prominent of this deal is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is being offered for $199.99 with a new two year contract (previously $299.99). Apart from this, the carrier is also offering the Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet for free with a two year contract and three Samsung tablets with a $150 discount. The Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE mobile hotspot is also going for free with a two year agreement required to be signed. The 4,000 mAh Mophie Juice Pack Power Station is being sold for $59.99 (previously $79.99).

There are plenty of other deals to check out, so make sure you head over to the Verizon link below for a complete rundown of all the Black Friday deals. Something like a Mophie Power Station might make a good stocking stuffer for the holidays. The Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet isn’t a bad bet either.

Source: Verizon

Via: Droid-Life

Verizon Ellipsis 7 goes on sale today for $149.99

Verizon Ellipsis 7

Verizon Ellipsis 7

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet was announced by the carrier a couple of days ago and it has officially gone on sale today. Priced at $149.99 with a two year contract and $249.99 without a contract, the tablet is looking to compete with other budget ranged offerings like the Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire. However, a rather underwhelming specs sheet might have a big impact on the potential buyers. Although it packs most of the features we expect in a budget tablet, it’s slightly behind in terms of raw hardware and power. Verizon is also selling a neat looking ruggedized case for the tablet along with the Zaggkeys Bluetooth keyboard + case.

The Ellipsis 7 houses a 1.2 GHz quad core processor of an unknown make, 1GB of RAM, a 3.2MP rear camera, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 7 inch 1280×800 display and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. As this is a Verizon branded tablet, there is ample support for 4G LTE networks across the country which is a huge bonus.

Source: Verizon Wireless

Via: Android Police

Verizon officially announces the Ellipsis 7 tablet for $249

Verizon Ellipsis 7

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

Verizon’s self branded Ellipsis 7 tablet leaked out

Verizon Ellipsis

Verizon Ellipsis

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet has just been leaked out by renowned source Evleaks. As the name of the device suggests, this is a 7 inch tablet and is self branded by Verizon meaning it is probably launched in accordance with a small time Chinese manufacturer. It looks a lot like the 2013 Nexus 7, but with frontal stereo speakers and a prominent Verizon logo. The homescreen suggests a pretty stock version of Android Jelly Bean (possibly 4.2).

The homescreen also reveals a November 25 launch date for the tablet. We shouldn’t expect this to cost all that much considering it’s made by an in house brand and not by a major manufacturer. Most of its hardware is still a mystery at this point, but we can expect a decent quad core processor and a respectable display resolution. There’s going to be support for Verizon’s 4G LTE bands too.

Considering the large marketshare enjoyed by Verizon, this tablet could manage to sell pretty decently in the market. And the timing of the launch suggests a holiday season availability, which is ideal for any new device to enter the market.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

Via: Talk Android