Dell brings back the Venue as a Windows 8.1 tablet

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



1. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

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

6. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Nice device, My next and first Windows 8 tablet.

9. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 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

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2661; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2661; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

10. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

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

4. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

7. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 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"

5. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

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

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


12. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

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

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