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Dell's Venue and Venue Pro launch at Bangalore

Late but lightning, thunder all at once struck India today, this time for real! Dell has priced Venue at Rs. 29,999 and Venue Pro at Rs. 34,990 and that makes Venue Pro the most expensive WP7 device available in India. We believe that Dell justifies Venue Pro’s price by its premium hardware which includes a unique sliding vertical QWERTY keypad,  and a 4.1 inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass display. Also, if you remember we earlier reported that Dell Venue is listed on Flipcart, at a price tag of Rs. 28,499. That means, you can expect a lower price than the official in retail stores.

Dell Venue Pro's (from right side, screen's slided up)
Dell Venue Pro (Windows Phone 7)

With the launch of these two new smartphones, Dell’s mobile portfolio has expanded to a total of five smartphones in India. But as far as Dell Venue is considered it’s a bit late now. One of the reason is the fact that dual-core smartphones are now real. But still that’s not going to stop people who were eagerly waiting for its launch.

Dell Venue (Android Froyo)

The specifications of the two phones are almost same, Venue has got a 8 megapixel camera while Venue Pro has only 5 megapixel camera but with 720p HD video recording. Both the 3.5G phones are powered by a 1GHz processor and features all the basics – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS etc. So, are you going to buy one of them or wait for Mobile World Congress later this month to meet Galaxy S 2 and more smarter smartphones?

Press Release:


Dell Venue starting at a price of  Rs 29,990/- comes with Android 2.2 and is the perfect one-touch, 3.5G smartphone providing instant access to everything you love

Dell Venue Pro starting at a price of Rs 34,990/- is Dells first Windows Phone 7 smartphone & features a unique portrait-layout QWERTY keypad for faster text entry, editing and connecting with friends and family

India, Bangalore, February 03, 2011 – Dell today announced an expansion to its mobile portfolio with the new Venue and Venue Pro launch at the Bangalore Fashion week. Designed to be the ultimate social-networking and entertainment hub for professionals, families, students, gamers and more, the latest smart phones from Dell are available in India on all GSM networks. Venue and Venue Pro users on the Aircel network will enjoy exclusive privileges of a preferred partnership between Dell and Aircel, a leading telecom player with Pan India operations.

Venue: Your Personal Express Lane to, Well, Everything

Elegantly designed, the Venue with Android 2.2 is the perfect one-touch, unlocked 3.5G smartphone providing instant access to everything you love. It offers a vibrant, high-contrast 10.4 cm (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 hand and also slips easily into the pocket.

The pre-loaded Dell Stage user interface and its 8-megapixel camera makes Venue perfect for entertainment where on-the-go professionals and active social networkers can quickly capture and share life’s moments with just about anyone. Stage displays your music, your photos, and more, while the 1 GHz processor makes it fly. 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.

Venue Pro: Any Way You Slide It

The Venue Pro is designed to take productivity, social networking and on-the-go entertainment to new heights. Dell’s first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Venue Pro features a unique sliding vertical QWERTY keypad and comes with XBOX Live and pre-loaded work/life applications that make everything easier and more beautiful on its sharp, bright and responsive 10.4 cm (4.1-inch) AMOLED touch display, which features rugged Gorilla Glass for exceptional durability. The Dell Venue Pro exudes a premium look and feel, with smooth elliptical shapes and lines that’s comfortable in the hand and pleasing to the eye. A 5-megapixel camera, high-speed 3.5G wireless, and cloud-based services make it easy to keep in touch, share experiences and enjoy music, movies and more.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Mahesh Bhalla, Executive Director & General Manager, Consumer and SMB, Dell India said, “Our strategy is to continue creating smart, innovative and new mobile experiences to help people discover new ways to enjoy the web, connect with friends, and navigate their lives. Following Dell’s purpose, to give our customers the power to do more, the Venue – with Android 2.2 and Venue Pro – our first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, gives customers a fresh new way to meet everyday social and professional commitments in a sleek and attractive form factor, and for the best value.”

Mr. Gurdeep Singh, COO, Aircel, said, “Aircel is delighted to enter into a Preferred Partnership with Dell wherein Dell customers will enjoy exclusive data plans, PocketApps store and a rich bouquet of content and value added services. This alliance reinforces our drive to grow Smart Device penetration on our Smart Network.”

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Swapnil Shinde, fashion designer said, “As a fashion designer, I believe that being able to merge design with function is the key element to a successful collection, something that Dell has managed to do with its latest smartphones. People are looking for designs that can be taken from the workplace to any social setting and the sleek lines and unique elliptical shapes on these phones are innovative and visually appealing. I look forward to featuring these phones in my new collection at Bangalore Fashion Week.”



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