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 [...]