Come and meet these leaders of the Tablets 2.0 revolution:

  • Jane Boulware

    Vice President, Windows Devices

  • Hector Llorens

    Platform Manager, Business Tablets

  • Christopher Gish

    Vice President of Sales
    Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

  • Steven Beggs

    Senior Manager, Learning Innovation
    Home Depot

  • David Goodman

    International Rescue Committee

  • David Crain

    Assistant Provost & CIO
    Southern Illinois University (SIU)

If you're involved in a tablet deployment at your company, you may be eligible for a free pass. Check conditions on the registration page. Learn more

Verizon launches Ellipsis 7, first in a family of new Android devices

by David Needle

November 5 2013

Verizon's new Ellipsis 7 is a 4G LTE tablet with mobile hotspot support for up to 8 WiFi devices.
Verizon's new Ellipsis 7 is a 4G LTE tablet with mobile hotspot support for up to 8 WiFi devices.

Verizon Wireless has unwrapped its first branded tablet, that will compete with iPad, Samsung and other branded tablets it sells at its stores.

Verizon says the 7-inch Android Ellipsis 7 is the first product “in the Ellipsis family” which could mean additional tablets and/or smartphones under that brand could be in the works.

Priced at $249.99 ($100 off with a new two-year contract for Internet service), the Ellipsis has a decent package of specs for the price starting with 4G LTE connectivity.

While not a high end “Retina” class display, the 1280 x 800 7-inch HD display is more than adequate. The Ellipsis runs Android 4.2.2, and includes a single 3.2 megapixel rear camera, 8 GB internal storage plus an SD card slot, 1GB of RAM and a 1.2 GHZ quad-core processor.

Nice feature you won’t find on most low-end tablets is mobile hotspot support for up to 8 WiFi devices.

Verizon seems to be positioning the Ellipsis primarily for consumers, but with features, like the mobile hotspot support, that will appeal to business users. Verizon Messages is also included which lets you send and receive texts messages from the tablet.

The Ellipsis 7 goes on sale at Verizon Wireless stores starting November 7.

Not Verizon's first tablet

While this is Verizon’s first branded tablet, the company has experience building tablets via its tablet “blank slate” initiative which offers enterprises and various vertical markets custom versions of a Verizon-designed Android tablet

Stay on top of the latest Android tablet and apps news, reviews and analysis by subscribing to the free TabTimes for Android newslettter).

Share with: Comment   v
Latest News   and more about Android Tablets Verizon Verizon Wireless

Free newsletters for more tablet news, insights, apps and tips



Latest in tablet business / productivity