Dell Venue to stealthily launch in Korea this month, Dell Venue Pro preorders getting a free headset

Dell Venue to stealthily launch in Korea this month, Dell Venue Pro preorders getting a free headset
South Korean carrier KT announced the launch of the Dell Venue, a keyboardless version of the WP7 Dell Venue Pro, previously leaking as the Dell Thunder. The Android 2.2 device sports a 4.1" display, and launches in the land of Samsung and LG this month for about $600. KT is confirming the slightly curved display that the Dell Thunder leak revealed.

The rest of the leaked specs back in August were 1GHz Snapdragon, and an 8MP camera with LED flash. One of the found prototypes then was with AWS frequencies, which means T-Mobile might be getting it, along with the originally expected AT&T. The reviewers also thought that it might appear on Verizon or Sprint, since they found on one of the devices software, called Qualcomm CDMA Programming. However, since the name of one company branch is Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, and Snapdragon is their chipset, it probably is just the generic utility software for testing GSM and CDMA basebands in Snapdragon-based devices, so we wouldn't place our hopes too high about this one.

In any case, we can probably expect to see the Dell Venue announced in the US at some point, maybe right after the company fixes the nagging issues with its WP7-running brethren, the Dell Venue Pro, the delivery of which has been pushed back to January now for most handsets.

Early adopters, who preordered the Dell Venue Pro, and now have to wait, will be receiving a free Plantronics Explorer 240 Bluetooth headset as a sign of Dell's remorse in a few weeks. Not much of a consolation, but making smartphones is a tough business, and Dell obviously bit a tad more than it can chew.

source: KT (translated) & Engadget



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