Dell’s Windows Phone 7 handset gets an Android makeover

Consumer and business computer manufacture Dell has announced the Venue phone – an Android mobile, based on the much delayed Microsoft WP7 Venue Pro device.

The Dell Venue will be arriving with a 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass based capacitive touch screen, running from a 1Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon processor. Both of which will also feature on the yet-to-arrive Dell Venue Pro handset, with a horizontal slide-out Qwerty keyboard that’s missing from the new Venue mobile.

Dell’s Venue runs from the Android ‘Froyo 2.2 operating system, where the Venue Pro has Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Phone 7 platform although the handset has still yet to arrive, after being unveiled at the WP7 launch in October.

The Venue Pro will reportedly arrive with either 8 or 16GB of non-removable storage, without a microSD slot – which does make an appearance in the Google mobile OS run Venue.

The phone will also tip up with an 8 megapixel camera, the Venue Pro will only feature a 5MP variant with an LED flash.

No details have been confirmed as to when the Dell Venue mobile phone will be on sale in the UK or the cost, although it has been established the mobile will be available SIM free and unlocked.

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