Verizon is gradually growing its range of tablets this year, having recently unveiled the Ellipsis Kids Android tablet, a tough spin-off of its existing Ellipsis 8 tablet. After rumors of its impending launch circulated, Verizon has added the larger Ellipsis 10 tablet to the line-up. Here’s everything you need to know.
Updated on 11-12-2015 by Williams Pelegrin: Added news of the Ellipsis 10 Android tablet launch.
The Ellipsis 10 stays true to its name with a 10.1-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display on the front. Above the display sits a 2-megapixel camera, while a 5-megapixel shooter sits around back, whenever you feel compelled to actually take pictures with the Ellipsis 10.
Powering the Ellipsis 10 is an unnamed 1.5GHz quad-core processor, while the massive 9,100mAh battery should keep the lights on for about 25 hours. While we’re peeking under the hood, you’ll find 16GB of internal storage, though the MicroSD card slot can provide up to an additional 32GB of memory. In addition, there’s 4G LTE connectivity, as well as the standard array of wireless connections. Finally, and a nice addition on Verizon’s part, the entire tablet is coated in an anti-fingerprint material.
Unfortunately, Verizon dropped the ball in two key aspects, the first of which being software. The Ellipsis 10 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, though we’re not sure if it will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Regardless, due to the latter’s current availability, this development paints us as somewhat disappointed.
Elsewhere, the pricing left us scratching our heads. You can pick up the Ellipsis 10 for either $12.49 a month for 24 months or $200 on a two-year contract. What has us perplexed is the on-contract pricing, which is only $100 less than the price to outright buy the tablet. As such, the only pricing schemes that make sense are the monthly installment payments and the $300 price of the Ellipsis 10.
Regardless, if these two aspects don’t bother you, then the Ellipsis 10 looks to offer a decent Android tablet experience for the price, but we’ll reserve final judgement until we review the device fully.
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