We were pretty much in love with the Windows Phone 7 Dell Venue Pro after viewing it. It offered very high build quality, fantastic performance, and a great smartphone keyboard to boot. We’re quite sure that it’s the best Windows Phone 7 launch device to be released thus far.
When we heard that Dell would be making a new keyboardless version of the same phone with Google Android, we were quite excited, and it’s finally here. The Dell Venue is an Android 2.2 smartphone that runs on T-Mobile’s network. It can even do HSPA+ and benefit from 4G-like speeds [...]
Following up on our unboxing and initial review of the Google Android Dell Venue, we take a closer look at hardware in this video. Like the Windows Phone 7 Venue Pro, the new Venue phone has fantastic build quality. It features a mix of materials like glass, a bit of metal, and different textures of plastic, giving the device a fantastic in-hand feel. Naturally, the quality comes at a price…it’s heavy compared to other Android phones. Not only is it heavy, but it’s big, thanks to the commanding 4.1″ AMOLED screen, which does a great job with contrast and color, [...]
Dell has launched its Android 2.2 Froyo-powered Dell Venue in the US, in versions for both AT&T and T-Mobile 3G. Both models cost $500, and are only available unlocked.
Close cousin to the Dell Venue Pro Windows Mobile 7 (minus the keyboard), the Venue runs on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, features a 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED display, and sports a 720o-capable eight-megapixel camera.
Each variant supports 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE, with AT&T’s doing 850/1900/2100MHz WCDMA (HSPA) and T-Mo’s featuring 900/1700/2100MHz WCDMA — this is the one [...]
Dell did a fantastic job with the Dell Venue Pro that runs Windows Phone 7, so it’s no wonder that we had high hopes for the Android-powered Dell Venue. Once known as the Thunder, the Dell Venue is an Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone which inherits the same high build quality from its Windows Phone 7 counterpart. It’s also utilizing Dell’s proprietary Stage UI, made famous by the Dell Streak. Out of the box the Dell Venue is equipped to run on T-Mobile’s network and also European 3G networks, so it’s a highly versatile device. Do we have another winner on our [...]
The Dell Venue, the Venue Pro’s Android cousin, isn’t even in wide release yet, but tinkerers have already managed to develop a working process by which to root the smartphone.
If you like your phones big and heavy, you’ll probably dig the solidly-constructed Venue, which we praised for its build quality and great display. For a close look at what makes the phone tick, you should check out both our hardware and software review videos.
The ever-resourceful crew over at the XDA-Developers Forum has come up with a short series of steps you can take to try [...]
After taking a closer look at the glorious hardware of the Dell Venue, we now wanted to walk you through what Dell has done in the software department to make the Venue unique. Previously known as the Thunder, the Venue brings forth Dell’s Android Stage UI from the Dell Streak. This simply means that instead of smaller widgets, Dell likes full-screen widgets that take on just one function. For many, this might mean multiple home screens filled with large widgets, for better or for worse. You get about eight widgets to choose from including: Home (with weather and recently used [...]