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Anyone could sell someone else's tablet. The Nexus 7s and the Galaxy Tabs of the world may not have the brand recognition of the iPad, but consumers recognize them enough to know they want them, and it doesn't take much effort for a carrier to take an LTE version and push it to consumers. But this isn't enough for Verizon, as it has decided to sell a small tablet bearing its name and its name only. Meet the Ellipsis 7.

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Thanks to @evleaks, the Ellipsis 7 already looks pretty familiar. The specs are largely unknown, but at 7-inches, the tablet is looking to compete with the likes of the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HDX. It comes with the Play Store preinstalled, so customers won't have to settle for a lackluster selection of apps, and a front-facing camera is present for video chatting. Verizon's going to sell the device for $249 off-contract, which makes it significantly cheaper than the LTE version of the Nexus 7. Look for the tablet starting November 7th.

And now Verizon can make its logo as large as it likes.

Source: Verizon [1],[2]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Lookatthemonkeys

    Holy bezel!

    • Clint P

      That was the first thing I noticed. Looks like my very first LCD monitor.

  • Mariolego Carboro

    Dat bezel

    • jonathan3579

      Seriously. I've never seen a bezel within a bezel like this before. 0_0

  • http://gplus.to/bmt626 -Brandon

    i present the reason for not activating the lte nexus 7

    • Adam Truelove

      And that is why I'm going to GoPhone next month.

      • mustbepbs

        You're getting a GooPhone?

  • Guest

    That explains why the LTE version of the Nexus 7 wasn't certified to run on Verizon and has been held up in their "certification process" for a while now...makes sense.

  • david coffey

    ”And now Verizon can make their logo as large as they like."

    And they did. That they did.

    • David Hart

      <3

      -Verizon

    • Chris Martinelli

      ROFL. Ugh...

    • Michigan Guy

      Don't forget the sllooooooooowwwww updates

      • BetterWithRoot

        Slow infers that it's getting an update...

  • binaryhermit

    Wow that's ugly.

  • jak_341

    Anyone want to wager how fast this gets updates? I say extremely fast.

    • haskellrascal

      I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't. Verizon doesn't exactly have the greatest track record as far as timely updates go.

      • Mike

        I'm pretty sure he was joking, I'd be willing to be a lot on it actually.

    • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

      As long as it runs, don't expect an OS update.

    • mustbepbs

      I dunno, since Verizon is behind this thing, it migh~

      BAHAHA. Sorry. Couldn't even finish that one.

  • simp1istic

    Why would anyone buy this?

    • Mike

      It's $250 off contract for a mobile data connection ready device. That's cheaper than the Nexus 7 (2013). The real question is what specs it may have internally. If it can compare to the N7 it may actually be worth it for people who use mobile data with their devices and don't care about what version of Android they have on their phone (Basically 90% of Android users).

      • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

        Given how much money Verizon wants to suck from its customer, I would be surprised if they don't make a huge profit out of this tablet, and that means -- don't expect the tablet to make use of quality materials and has great specs.

        • Mike

          Yea, nevermind, just found the full specs. Only "Highlight" is a 1.2 Quad core processor. Only 8 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM, and a 720P screen. Still not bad but spend the extra $100 and get an unlocked tablet, with great specs, and be able to use it on any network (I am speaking of the Nexus 7 of course).

          • will lee

            Well, not ANY network ;-)

          • jeffrey6283

            I'd say this is a perk of the Nexus 7 LTE that needs to be highlighted in the Play store.
            "Forces you to switch from Verizon"

  • companyemails

    Finally Verizon has figured out how to make a tablet that runs on pure evil!

  • Mayoo

    Worst bezel evar!

  • Mayoo

    And then, we launched a 10-inches tablet with a 7-inches screen!

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  • Kevin Mirsky

    "The Ellipsis?" Did they name it that because you'll be saying, "..." or "...why?"

    • Cesar

      It's the sound you'll hear when you ask Verizon how soon it will be getting OS updates.

  • RL010

    That's an ugly motherfucker ... Damm

  • whosinaname

    VZ Navigator will be updated quickly on this device... not sure about the os

  • Matthew Fry

    But... who *actually* makes it?

  • Pengwn

    I would love to spend more to consistently remain ~2 updates behind!! Where do I sign up!!

  • wideopn11

    Somewhere in a corner cubicle, a google developer is writing code into kitkat that makes it incompatible with verizon branded hardware. Then he laughs and laughs at the irony.

  • droid4lif3

    Neeeeeveeeeeerrrrrrr!

  • abqnm

    Is the bootloader unlocked? Hahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Pre86

    ....and that little kindle icon in the app tray leads me to believe at least half of your dismal 8gb of storage will be dedicated to every Amazon and Verizon app ever made.

  • Simon Belmont

    Holy smokes. That bezel is ridiculous.

    Typical gigantic VZW logo on the tablet. Ugh.

  • Wayne Randall

    Fuck you Verizon. Not if it were free. Not in a million years.

    I hope this tablet utterly fails.

  • Brian

    They made the bezel big enough to allow for a huge Verizon logo. Classy

  • Cesar

    I think I know why they called it the ellipsis. That's the sound you'll hear when you ask Verizon how soon it will be getting OS updates.

  • rive

    Ellipsis is a low end POS, do yourself a favor, if you are thinking of getting a Ellipsis, go get a nexus 7 2013 lte and put your activated verizon SIM card into it instead.

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