Dell Venue makes CES 2011 debut

Dell has officially announced its second Android 2.2 smartphone of CES 2011, and it's the candybar Dell Venue we saw unveiled in South Korea at the tail end of last year. Fronted by a 4.1-inch AMOLED display behind a sheet of curved Gorilla Glass, the Venue has an unspecified 1GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera.

There's also WiFi and Bluetooth, along with access to the Android Market. Dell preload the Venue with Swype, RadioTime, ActiveSync and QuickOffice, along with their own Stage media app. No word on pricing or availability at this point, but Dell says we'll know them both "in the coming weeks."

[via Android Community]

Venue: Your Personal Express Lane to, Well, Everything

The Venue with Android 2.2 is the perfect one-touch, unlocked GSM smartphone providing instant access to everything you love. With its pre-loaded Stage software and 8-megapixel camera, on-the-go students, mobile professionals and active social networkers can quickly capture and share life's moments with just about anyone.

Elegantly designed, the Venue offers a vibrant, high-contrast 4.1-inch AM-OLED display with curved Corning Gorilla Glass that's perfect for watching videos to performing business applications. The Venue's elliptical, slender form factor feels great in your hand and also slips easily into your pocket.

Pre-loaded applications and the Dell Stage user interface make Venue perfect for entertainment. Download the latest tunes and books, or stream radio stations from all over the world with RadioTime. Stage displays your music, your photos, and more, while the 1 GHz processor makes it fly. As with the Dell Streak 7, Venue offers access to thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications.

In addition to a full array of entertainment features the Venue also comes fully equipped with today's necessary business features including support for ActiveSync and QuickOffice. The combination of high speed access and Swype for fast text input makes viewing e-mail, editing documents, and surfing the web fast and easy.

The Streak 7 and the Venue smartphone are the latest in a series of distinctive Dell mobility solutions, including the Streak 5 ultimate pocket tablet, the Inspiron duo convertible tablet and the Venue Pro smartphone with its unique sliding vertical QWERTY keypad.