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Verizon Ellipsis 8 hits the market

Verizon Ellipsis 8 Android tablet
Verizon Ellipsis 8
This 8-inch Verizon-branded slate is manufactured by Quanta, offers up to 14 hours of autonomy on a single charge and costs $249.99 USD.

A new Verizon-branded Android tablet has been in the rumor mill for a while and now some of the most recent rumors have just been confirmed. Verizon Ellipsis 8 is a 4G LTE-capable slate that can be purchased starting today. This device is made by Chinese manufacturer Quanta, a company that also builds Apple's laptops and iPods.

Verizon Ellipsis 8 has the following highlights:

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core (no details available)
  • Memory/Storage: not specified, with microSD support up to 32 GB
  • Display: 8-inch with 1,280X800 pixels and 189 ppi
  • Cameras: VGA front, 5 MP back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Operating system: Android (version not mentioned, most likely KitKat)
  • Battery/Autonomy: 5000 mAh, non-removable; 288 hours standby, over 14 hours of mixed usage
  • Weight: 0.75 pounds

This slate can be acquired from Verizon Wireless for $149.99 USD with a two-year contract, $0 USD down and 24 monthly payments of $10.41 USD each via Verizon Edge, or $249.99 USD and free of any commitments.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-11- 6 (Update: 2014-11- 6)