And the 7-inch Android tablet landscape is about to get even more crowded and competitive, as Verizon is allegedly working on a little thing called Ellipsis 7. The slate will only be the tip of the iceberg for a budget-oriented Ellipsis family of gadgets — that’s alleged to possibly also include smartphones and its primary rival will of course be Asus and Google’s Nexus 7 2013.
But does the Verizon Ellipsis 7 have what it takes to challenge a slate with N7’s reputation? Probably not. Granted, its price is reportedly set at $250 with 4G LTE speeds, which is pretty darn impressive.
Yet all the other parts of the spec sheet we (think we) know can only be described as unexciting. And that’s if we’re kind. 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution? Um, 2011 called and it wants its trademark display back.
Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor? If it’s Snapdragon 200, it’s not so very bad, though Nexus 7 2013’s S4 Pro will still own it. But if it’s a MediaTek, then you can forget about it. And finally, 4,000 mAh battery? Puh-lease, even last year’s N7 kicks that ticker’s ass, with a 4,325 mAh cell.
Oh, well, at least a close to stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean experience, microSD support and front-facing stereo speakers sound like something that could help the Ellipsis 7 save face and maybe even sell a few dozen units. If Big Red rethinks pricing. Definitely not at $250 outright though.
<Source: Phone Arena>