Excerpt: When the Dell Venue was first spotted as Thunder, it would have definitely passed for a super phone. On a spec-to-spec comparison, it isn’t too far behind the HTC Evo, which has a mammoth 4.3-inch TFT display.
Excerpt: The Android-based Dell Venue, like the Windows-based Venue Pro we reviewed previously , is neither svelte nor lightweight. But does pack a punch. It lacks the physical keyboard found in its Windows cousin, but beneath the glass lurks an Android soul (version 2.2) wrapped in Dell’s Stage software for...
Pros: Unlocked. Tough Gorilla Glass screen takes all kinds of abuse. Huge screen is great for those with man hands. Did we mention it’s unlocked?
Cons: Android 2.2. Poor camera performance in low-light settings. Dell’s skin on top of Android isn’t terrible, but most applications are better replaced with third-party offerings.
Summary: This is one of the newest Android phones made by Dell called Dell Venue and it’s got an in-your-face 4.1-inch display that’s certainly not the biggest in the business – but it is covered with curved Gorilla Glass. This trend of slightly unique features continues through the whole of the device.
Excerpt: Dell did a fantastic job with the Dell Venue Pro that runs Windows Phone 7 , so it’s no wonder that we had high hopes for the Android-powered Dell Venue. Once known as the Thunder, the Dell Venue is an Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone which inherits the same high build quality from its Windows Phone 7...
Conclusion: Honestly, one of the best things about the Dell Venue is the fact that it’s one of those handsets you don’t quite expect to see in the wild – thus, it’s able to stand out more amongst the usual pack of smartphones out there.
Summary: The Dell Venue is the sister companion to the Dell Venue Pro. Unlike the Dell Venue Pro, the Dell Venue runs Android 2.2 with Dell Stage UI. Currently only available in Asia, does the Dell Venue have what it takes to compete in the ultra competitive U.S. market?
Dell Venue Review: It Really Is Better Than You Would Expect
1 May 2011
Summary: I like to think of the Dell Venue as a preview of things to come from the company that has really been the Ford of consumer and business computing products. Sure, it's no Ferrari, but it's not like you're buying something that was slapped together with questionable care or without significant...
Excerpt: Today we're going hands-on with Dell's latest Android smartphone: the Venue. I apologize for my voice being even more nasally than usual - I've been a bit under the weather. To put it briefly, the Venue is actually a pretty good phone - it's just a little... old, at this point.