Dell Launches Android Edition Of Venue Unlocked For T-Mobile

I have to be honest and say, I didn’t even remember this was coming which shows how much faith I have placed in Dell and their Android lineup lately. Still, the Venue, which is a fantastic piece of hardware in the Windows Phone 7 edition is now available sporting Android 2.2. Unlocked and available from T-Mobile for $499.99 the Venue has a 4.1″ capacitive touchscreen at 800×400 resolution complete with Gorilla Glass.

Unfortunately no HSPA+ on board with a piece of unlocked equipment, but you’ll still get to take advantage of HSDPA 7.2 speeds boosted by the HSPA+ network. We’re posting up the full specs below so take a look and see if this isn’t the Android phone of you dreams.

While the official Dell blog states availability for today, February 3rd, the order page still says “coming soon.” So it might be worth bookmarking and checking back throughout the day if you’ve been eyeing this one.

Dell Blog via Androidmixer

Order Page

Full specs below the next pic:

Venue Specifications:

  • Form Factor: Touch Screen Bar
  • Dimensions: 121 x 64 x 12.9mm (?100cc)
  • Display: AM-OLED 4.1” 800×480 pixels, 24 bit -16M colors
  • Bands/Modes:
    – GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    – GPRS Class 12; EDGE Class 12
    – WCDMA 850/1900/2100 or 900/AWS/2100
    – HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Weight: 164 grams (0.36 pounds)
  • Memory:
    – Internal:   1 GB (Flash) / 512 MB (RAM)
    – External:  available with micro SD up to 32GB
  • Operating System:  Android 2.2
  • Messaging/web/apps: POP3, IMAP, ActiveSync, Push Email, Web mail, Microsoft Exchange, SMS, MMS, Native IM
  • Connectivity: Sync to PC, USB Mass Storage, USB Support, Wi-Fi, AGPS
  • Bluetooth:  2.1 EDR, A2DP, AVCRP, others
  • Ecosystem:   Android and Widgets
  • Internet: Web 2.0 full HTML, WAP Support
  • Audio: standard codecs
  • Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, WMV
  • Camera: 8MP Autofocus, Digital Zoom 4x, Video and Audio Record, Dedicated Camera Key
  • Connector: Micro-USB; 3.5 mm HSJ
  • Other: Predictive text, GMS HW Compliant with G-sensor, E-compass, Virtual Keyboard

AT&T or T-Mobile Versions*

The Dell Venue Smartphone will be offered in two (2) different product versions, one that supports T-Mobile and another optimized for AT&T:

1.   The AT&T version:

  • 2G support: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)
  • 3G support (WCDMA): 850/1900/2100
  • This version supports quad-band 2G and 2100 3G, therefore it has largely global capability in either 2G or 3G. It also supports the 850/1900 MHZ bands required by AT&T in the US. This version would be recommended for consumers with AT&T service.

2.   The T-Mobile version:

  • 2G support: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)
  • 3G support (WCDMA): 900/1700/2100 (1700 is also known as the AWS band)
  • This version also supports quad-band 2G and 2100 3G, therefore it has largely global capability in either 2G or 3G. It also supports the 1700 MHZ bands required by T-Mobile in the US. This version would be recommended for consumers with T-Mobile service.

Pricing
The Dell Venue will be available for purchase for $499.99 direct from Dell at Dell.com or by calling 1-800-308-3355. The Venue can be purchased and operated on T-Mobile USA and AT&T networks, see specifics above.

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  • Alvin

    If this thing is compatible with T-zones like the Nexus One, I will pick it up!

  • Alvin

    If this thing is compatible with T-zones like the Nexus One, I will pick it up!

  • Alvin

    If this thing is compatible with T-zones like the Nexus One, I will pick it up!

    • ob18

      I’d like to find a place to get if cheaper than the $499 especially since I got the mytouch 4g a few months ago and don’t really want to pay full price if I don’t have to.

  • Mdbailey83

    Very interesting indeed

  • Mdbailey83

    Very interesting indeed

  • The DELL Venue doesnt have a real keyboard…Your thinking of the Venue Pro. This puppy is touchscreen only.

    • You are 100% right sir, I corrected!

      • Senor Chang

        its still a little mixed up in the paragraph… but its just nitpicking at this point. Besides, it kind of shows how much you’re ‘feeling’ Dell’s products. LOL.

        Venue = Android, touchscreen, available from Tmo & Dell
        Venue Pro = WP7, physical qwerty sliders, only avail from Dell

        • Yup..and dont forget the VenuePro only has a 5mp camera whereas the Venue has a 8mp.

        • The fact that the Pro has a camera at all is unusual considering that this suppose to be a business professional phone. Some corporations don’t allow phones with cameras on them!

        • Agreed

      • Senor Chang

        its still a little mixed up in the paragraph… but its just nitpicking at this point. Besides, it kind of shows how much you’re ‘feeling’ Dell’s products. LOL.

        Venue = Android, touchscreen, available from Tmo & Dell
        Venue Pro = WP7, physical qwerty sliders, only avail from Dell

  • The DELL Venue doesnt have a real keyboard…Your thinking of the Venue Pro. This puppy is touchscreen only.

  • The DELL Venue doesnt have a real keyboard…Your thinking of the Venue Pro. This puppy is touchscreen only.

  • So silly to make 2 versions of an unlocked phone. So, so silly.
    If only Nokia was still relevant… They still seem to be the only company in the world who understands how to make a truly unlocked phone that works on both T-Mobile AND AT&T 3.5G networks (penta-band WCDMA radios).

    • Not really, Dell made 2 versions because they know the typical “busines user” is still on Windows. And Windows’ virtual keys suck so they implemented a physical keyboard for that device (VenuePro). The Venue Pro also only has a 5mp camera unlike the 8mp on Venue in this article. Its quite clear the VenuePro, in Dells opinion, is for a business user, and the Venue…with Android, no physical keys, and higher resolution camera, is for everyone else. Personally, as a business power users, I will get the Venue. I have been using G1’s and Evo 4G’s for my business use for years and Android hasn’t given me any issues. So do I agree with Dells opinion? No. Do I believe thats why there are 2 versions? Yes.

      • That’s not true winphone’s virtual keys is actually better than Android’s and doesn’t lag like Android. If you’re gonna make a comment, make sure you know what you are talking about. The keyboard is a premium feature which gives it the name “pro”. I agree that the venue is geared to consumers though considering it’s lack of a physical keyboard but the trade off is well worth it considering that it gives an 8 mp camera. Besides Android doesn’t seem very business professional at all considering nothing can be tied to a corporate infrastructure without adjusting to it.

        • Ok buddy. I actually do know what I am talking about. I’ve been developing on XDA for probably longer than you even knew what Android was. I also do quite a bit of development for WP7 and let me tell you, the HD2 keyboard is, for lack of a better work….HORRIBLE. You might want to watch who you bad mouth on here and if you don’t have any real critisism to offer then do us all a favor and stop trolling.

          Just as side note to you appearant ignorance on Android. It can be linked to Exchange, has been for years, as well as IBM’s Lotus Notes Traveller. Both of those software offerings are the two largest Employee Collaboration tools on the market.

          You got a lot to learn buddy…

        • I meant HD7 not HD2…my bad.

        • I meant HD7 not HD2…my bad.

        • BlackDog68

          get a clue john,
          Android is The Shizzle,
          W7 is da Fiizzle my dizzle

      • That’s not true winphone’s virtual keys is actually better than Android’s and doesn’t lag like Android. If you’re gonna make a comment, make sure you know what you are talking about. The keyboard is a premium feature which gives it the name “pro”. I agree that the venue is geared to consumers though considering it’s lack of a physical keyboard but the trade off is well worth it considering that it gives an 8 mp camera. Besides Android doesn’t seem very business professional at all considering nothing can be tied to a corporate infrastructure without adjusting to it.

    • Not really, Dell made 2 versions because they know the typical “busines user” is still on Windows. And Windows’ virtual keys suck so they implemented a physical keyboard for that device (VenuePro). The Venue Pro also only has a 5mp camera unlike the 8mp on Venue in this article. Its quite clear the VenuePro, in Dells opinion, is for a business user, and the Venue…with Android, no physical keys, and higher resolution camera, is for everyone else. Personally, as a business power users, I will get the Venue. I have been using G1’s and Evo 4G’s for my business use for years and Android hasn’t given me any issues. So do I agree with Dells opinion? No. Do I believe thats why there are 2 versions? Yes.

    • Ahh I missed your point alltogether….I hear you on the radios…makes no sense to me either.

    • Ahh I missed your point alltogether….I hear you on the radios…makes no sense to me either.

    • Ahh I missed your point alltogether….I hear you on the radios…makes no sense to me either.

  • And forget to add…the other reason why the WP7 version has the real keyboard is becuase most employees and business users want it over the virtual keys..They just haven’t adopted to it yet according to dells statistics.

  • And forget to add…the other reason why the WP7 version has the real keyboard is becuase most employees and business users want it over the virtual keys..They just haven’t adopted to it yet according to dells statistics.

  • mmeyer4663

    Just went through part of the order process. Shows a preliminary ship date of 2/18.

    • Janb66

      it takes 3 months to recieve one

  • Deff

    Make a new one with Tegra dual core + HSPA+ and we’ll call it a day. Other than that… WHY CANT A PHONE EVER BE PERFECT???? Waiting patiently for the specs on Optimus 2x :[)

    • Why not wait for the HTC Pyramid?

    • Why not wait for the HTC Pyramid?

  • Anonymous

    The Nexus S would be a better choice for the same price.

    • The Nexus S is 530$ direct from Best Buy.. and ~583 with taxes. The Venue would be ~550 with taxes.. but yeah I see your point.. you probably can get a Nexus S cheaper than the Venue on Ebay though.. just saying ;)

    • The Nexus S is 530$ direct from Best Buy.. and ~583 with taxes. The Venue would be ~550 with taxes.. but yeah I see your point.. you probably can get a Nexus S cheaper than the Venue on Ebay though.. just saying ;)

  • BigMixxx

    Can I get that homescreen widget for my hd2 (running android)

    • Not yet…best to stick with Warrenbread CM7 Gingerbread for now…

    • Not yet…best to stick with Warrenbread CM7 Gingerbread for now…

    • Not yet…best to stick with Warrenbread CM7 Gingerbread for now…

  • BigMixxx

    Can I get that homescreen widget for my hd2 (running android)

  • Anonymous

    Here is an interesting question:
    Can it be used with cheap internet (t-zones, tmoweb, web2go) without getting error page?

  • Anonymous

    Here is an interesting question:
    Can it be used with cheap internet (t-zones, tmoweb, web2go) without getting error page?

  • Anonymous

    Here is an interesting question:
    Can it be used with cheap internet (t-zones, tmoweb, web2go) without getting error page?

    • I believe you’d have to change APN settings for it to work… I’ve seen on some forums where people said they get an unsubsidized phone and have the cheap web plan and change the settings somehow; so yes it’s possible to be used.. but you should look into it before doing anything.

    • I believe you’d have to change APN settings for it to work… I’ve seen on some forums where people said they get an unsubsidized phone and have the cheap web plan and change the settings somehow; so yes it’s possible to be used.. but you should look into it before doing anything.

    • Harvey

      The best use is as a very pretty paperweight. I returned mmy DVP with W7 and Dell Mobility said they don’t know how to refund my money

    • Harvey

      The best use is as a very pretty paperweight. I returned mmy DVP with W7 and Dell Mobility said they don’t know how to refund my money

    • Harvey

      The best use is as a very pretty paperweight. I returned mmy DVP with W7 and Dell Mobility said they don’t know how to refund my money

    • Harvey

      The best use is as a very pretty paperweight. I returned mmy DVP with W7 and Dell Mobility said they don’t know how to refund my money

  • Anonymous

    Here is an interesting question:
    Can it be used with cheap internet (t-zones, tmoweb, web2go) without getting error page?

  • Anonymous

    This would have been so cool, last year.

  • ob18

    Not looking likely since the only place it appears that I can find from a quick search is via Dell……..Bummer.

  • are you sure the Android version has 512mb of ram? This was assumed with the WP7 version but it only has 256

    • Doug

      coorect on the 256mb of ram, all venue pro’s are only 256

    • Doug

      coorect on the 256mb of ram, all venue pro’s are only 256

    • Doug

      coorect on the 256mb of ram, all venue pro’s are only 256

  • Parrmani

    Processor?

  • You’d have to be a total sucker to buy one of these, if you knew what the Venue Pro customers have been put through.

    I ordered a Venue Pro back in late November, and I’ve yet to receive a working one, or the free Bluetooth headset everyone was promised to receive in January.

  • You’d have to be a total sucker to buy one of these, if you knew what the Venue Pro customers have been put through.

    I ordered a Venue Pro back in late November, and I’ve yet to receive a working one, or the free Bluetooth headset everyone was promised to receive in January.

  • You’d have to be a total sucker to buy one of these, if you knew what the Venue Pro customers have been put through.

    I ordered a Venue Pro back in late November, and I’ve yet to receive a working one, or the free Bluetooth headset everyone was promised to receive in January.

    • CF

      I just bought the Venue Pro a few days ago from the Microsoft Store in a mall nearby. They said the first batch from Dell had major issues and that the batch I was buying were fixed. So far, that seems to be true. I’ve had none of the H/W issues that others have complained of.

  • Mbv56er

    The specs are incorrect. No External SD card slot. The SD card is what Dell uses as internal memory

    • VIVIT

      Wrong Dell Venue sir. This one does. You’re talking about the Dell Venue Pro.

  • Mbv56er

    The specs are incorrect. No External SD card slot. The SD card is what Dell uses as internal memory

  • CellularSam

    I just ordered one and it said Estimated Delivery Date:02/08/2011

  • CellularSam

    I just ordered one and it said Estimated Delivery Date:02/08/2011

  • Hector

    when will it come out?

  • sean

    12.9mm thick…..that’s a fat bastard