Dell Venue Launched At CES

Dell has showcased its Venue smartphone at the on-going Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Initially running Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo, the new smartphone bears more than a passing resemblance to its Windows Phone 7-based sibling, the Venue Pro - just without the QWERTY keyboard. A future Android update is already in the pipeline.

The Venue also uses Dell’s own ‘Dell Stage’ interface, which comes stocked with a host of dedicated widgets to improve user experience.

The device is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 and packs 1GB of internal memory with microSD card support to boost storage up to 32GB.

The Venue features a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, complete with Gorilla Glass, and a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera capable of recording 720 pixel HD video. It also comes with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, as well as ActiveSync, a micro USB port and a 1400mAh battery.

Both the expected price and the release date are still unknown.