Android powered Dell Venue is now available unlocked for $499.99 through Dell only
Again, the computer manufacturing giant is forgoing the normal process of having carriers selling the phone; much like what we witnessed with the Windows Phone 7 powered Dell Venue Pro. Instead, those interested in this slimmer and touchscreen only offering will have to resort to doing business with Dell directly.
Basically embodying the Dell Venue Pro, sans the portrait style keyboard, the Dell Venue will be powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and will have support for HSDPA 7.2 speeds. Sure it’s still lacking HSPA+ support, but it’s still nonetheless an attractive Android offering out there.
Interestingly enough, AT&T customers might want to keep this into consideration since Dell is offering a model that caters to AT&T’s 3G network in addition to T-Mobile’s. Currently, they’re offering free shipping with the purchase, but it looks like it won’t be leaving the factory until February 18th if you order now.
source: Dell via TmoNews
1. slymi2005 (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jun 2010)
Interesting, same price as the 16gb Venue pro but the Dell Streak is $449. Wonder if T-Mobile or AT&T will sell them in store anytime or if it will suffer the same fate as the Streak.
2. VenueChoices (unregistered)
I don't know if it's just wishful thinking on my part or not but I have this thought that at some point Dell is going to offer both Venue and Venue Pro with a choice between Android or WP7. Both phones seem physically equal (other than KB and Camera) and it looks as though the specs Microsoft set are present on both; inside and out.
I can see how, as a business they could benefit from the diversity. Not to mention how we, as consumers could as well.
Again, maybe it's only wishful thinking but... I think it would be a step in the right direction, not just for Dell but for the industry as a whole.