Android-based Venue listed on Dell's India site

28 Dec

Dell’s India site is now displaying the Venue – an Android 2.2 (Froyo) running smartphone. So far, Dell has launched the Streak and a couple of OEM Android smartphones in the XCD range. The Venue has a 4.1-inch display, an 8.0 MP shooter and a 1 GHz processor. The Venue will compete with the likes of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 and the upcoming HTC Desire HD, which is scheduled to hit shelves any day now.

So far, we are not impressed with Dell’s current offerings as we find the Streak to big to be a smartphone and too small to be an Internet Tablet to justify its approximately Rs 35,000 price tag. The XCD series, meanwhile, fail to register with us as these are basically OEM branded phones with little substance.

The Venue, on the other hand, can help Dell mark its presence in the smartphone space with good specs and what, judging by pictures) looks like an appealing industrial design. In our opinion, its success in India solely depends on the price tag that it will carry when it is launched in India. If Dell really wants to shake up its competitors, a sub-Rs 30,000 pricing would be ideal. Well, that’s for the company to decide and all we can share with you right now are the specs of the smartphone.

Operating System
Android 2.2
Processors
1GHz QSD 8250
Bands
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
GPRS Class 12; EDGE Class 12
WCDMA 850/1900/2100 or 900/AWS/2100
HSDPA 7.2Mbps /HSUPA 5.76 Mbps1
Display
AM-OLED 4.1” 800×480 pixels, 24 bit – 16M colors
Camera
8MP Autofocus, Digital Zoom 4x, Video and Audio Record, Dedicated Camera Key
Video
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, WMV
Sound
Standard codecs
Messaging
POP3, IMAP, ActiveSync, Push Email, Web mail, Microsoft Exchange, SMS, MMS, Native IM
Browser
Web 2.0 full HTML, WAP Support
Connectivity
Sync to PC, USB Mass Storage, USB Support, Wi-Fi, AGPS; Bluetooth®  2.1 EDR, A2DP, AVCRP, others;
Connector: Micro-USB; 3.5 mm HSJ
Memory
Internal Memory: 1 GB / 512 MB2
External Memory: available with micro SD up to 32GB
Dimensions
121 x 64 x 12.9mm (≤100cc)
Weight
164 grams
Battery
1400 mAh
Others
Predictive text, GMS HW Compliant with G-sensor, E-compass, Virtual Keyboard

SOURCE: Dell India via TechTree

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