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Dell brings back the Venue as a Windows 8.1 tablet

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Dell brings back the Venue as a Windows 8.1 tablet
Dell has had a troubled past in the mobile device game. It was one of the first to try out both 5-inch and 7-inch Android devices, but tried it at a time when the technology just wasn't refined enough to make a comfortable 5-inch device, and software wasn't ready for tablets. Last year, Dell killed its last smartphones the Android-powered Venue and the Windows Phone Venue Pro handsets, but now its time for the Venue to make a comeback.

Originally, the Dell Venue Pro was a Windows Phone smartphone with a slider keyboard, but this time around the Venue brand is being used on a Windows tablet. Dell has been active with Windows 8 hybrid devices, and it does still have a couple tablets on the market - the Windows RT XPS 10 tablet, and the Windows 8 Latitude 10 - but the Venue will be used on a smaller Windows tablet. The new Dell Venue will be an 8-inch tablet that runs full Windows 8.1, not the dreaded Windows RT. This is most likely because Dell has been targeting enterprise users, but the Venue is expected to be aimed at the consumer market as well. 

The Venue will have a 1080p display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, HDMI out, and microSD card slot. Otherwise, we don't know what to expect. Dell is planning to announce more info on October 2nd. 


source: The Verge

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posted on 11 Sep 2013, 23:41 10

1. volcano (Posts: 254; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


1080p display, Nice first 8inch win8.1 tablet with Full HD screen

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:29 5

6. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


Nice device, My next and first Windows 8 tablet.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:07

9. volcano (Posts: 254; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


i might as well buy it but i have to wait for microsoft surface mini and nokia tablet then i will decide which one to get

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 23:42 1

2. jellmoo (Posts: 669; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Er... No. The Venue was an Android handset. The Venue Pro was a Windows Phone handset.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:38

11. jellmoo (Posts: 669; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Annnnnnnnd the article was edited to fix the mistake without any indication of the edit. Classy.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 23:50 2

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1890; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Niceee.. i like the form factor, and 8"? That guy must have a huge hand?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:30

10. eggimage (Posts: 59; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


because the aspect ratio is 16:9 instead of 4:3.......

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:04

4. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 213; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Nice to see some action on the Windows front. MS still dont get it..with Baytrail and Haswell, RT is dead unless they can price it real cheap.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:52

7. volcano (Posts: 254; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


nope RT won't die that easy everyone what One store for tablets and smartphones they are going to marge windows phone and windows rt into one OS we might see the result of marging windowsphone and windows RT on next version of windows phone "9"

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:11 1

5. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Hope the performance is nice. An RT would be just fine with it, as long as the battery last for a day.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:55

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2653; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice...

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 16:23

12. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


Truth comes out later, no HDMI, and no 1080p

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