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Verizon Wireless debuts Ellipsis 7 tablet for $250

The first Verizon-branded tablet, featuring a 7-inch HD screen and 4G LTE connectivity, will be available in stores and online starting November 7.

Ellipsis 7 tablet from Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless officially got into the tablet game on Tuesday with the unveiling of the Ellipsis 7.

The new tablet features a 7-inch HD in-plane switching (IPS) display, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It also comes with 8GB of internal storage and an SD card slot.

Verizon Wireless said the tablet will feature 4G LTE connectivity and mobile hot spot support for up to eight Wi-Fi devices. The compact tablet, which weighs less than 1 pound, runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

The Ellipsis 7 will be available online and in stores starting November 7 for $250.

Verizon Wireless noted that the tablet is the "first product from Verizon Wireless in the Ellipsis family" and will come with access to Redbox Instant streaming-video service and Verizon Messages.

The company also announced a limited-time deal that gives customers $100 off any tablet, including the Ellipsis 7, when purchasing the device with a new two-year contract.

Update, 12:10 p.m. PT: Adds more details on the Ellipsis 7.