Love the Dell Venue Pro's look and feel, but prefer Google to Microsoft? The just-announced Dell Venue is the device for you, my friend. Much like its keyboarded brother, the Venue sports a 4.1-inch 800x480 AMOLED display complete with Gorilla Glass and a 1GHz processor. Other specs we've heard in the past include 1GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera and Dell's Stage UI running on top of Android 2.2 (much like the Streak 7). Pricing and availability will be revealed in the coming weeks. The full press release can be found below, which you can read over and over to keep you busy while waiting for more Venue details to emerge.
There's been no word on which carriers will offer the Android-powered Venue here in the U.S., but considering that we've seen Dell products on both AT&T and T-Mobile, I wouldn't be shocked if at least one of them nabbed the device. Plus, there's the fact that the Venue was recently spotted in the the FCC with 3G bands compatible with both carriers. So, what are your first impressions of the Dell Venue? How does it stack up to the other new Android phones revealed at CES?
Venue: Your Personal Express Lane to, Well, Everything
The Venue with Android 2.2 is the perfect one-touch, unlocked GSM smartphone providing instant access to everything you love. With its pre-loaded Stage software and 8-megapixel camera, on-the-go students, mobile professionals and active social networkers can quickly capture and share life’s moments with just about anyone.
Elegantly designed, the Venue offers a vibrant, high-contrast 4.1-inch AM-OLED display with curved Corning Gorilla Glass that’s perfect for watching videos to performing business applications. The Venue’s elliptical, slender form factor feels great in your hand and also slips easily into your pocket.
Pre-loaded applications and the Dell Stage user interface make Venue perfect for entertainment. Download the latest tunes and books, or stream radio stations from all over the world with RadioTime. Stage displays your music, your photos, and more, while the 1 GHz processor makes it fly. As with the Dell Streak 7, Venue offers access to thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications.
In addition to a full array of entertainment features the Venue also comes fully equipped with today’s necessary business features including support for ActiveSync and QuickOffice. The combination of high speed access and Swype for fast text input makes viewing e-mail, editing documents, and surfing the web fast and easy.
The Streak 7 and the Venue smartphone are the latest in a series of distinctive Dell mobility solutions, including the Streak 5 ultimate pocket tablet, the Inspiron duo convertible tablet and the Venue Pro smartphone with its unique sliding vertical QWERTY keypad.