Apparently not content to only offer tablets from the likes of Apple and Samsung, Verizon is serving up its own slice of 7-inch 4G LTE fun this week, courtesy of an affordable, unbranded slate.
Arriving in stores exclusively from Verizon on November 7, the Ellipsis 7 features a 1280 x 800 IPS HD screen in a compact frame for only $249.99 - an attractive option considering Google's new Nexus 7 still can't be activated on the carrier's LTE network.
For a limited time, Verizon customers signing up for a new two-year data contract can grab the Ellipsis 7 for $100 off, a deal that also applies to any other tablet offered by Big Red.
Google Play ready
The first product in what Verizon Wireless calls a "family" of Ellipsis products yet to come, the tablet comes out of the box with a full range of Google services, including the Google Play Store.
Powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 8GB of expandable storage, Ellipsis 7 also features a 3.2MP rear camera plus front-facing camera for video chats, a feature suited for families keeping in touch during the busy holiday season ahead.
Ellipsis 7 also comes with Verizon Messages, the company's own app for sending and receiving text messages, which now includes the ability to send customized photo collages thanks to a major update released last Friday.
Last but not least, Ellipsis 7 is running a relatively stock version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, making it one of the cheaper ways to experience 4G LTE without buying one of Google's own.
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