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CES 2011: Dell Adding New Android Phone

1/07/2011 11:34:18 AM Eastern

Las Vegas - Dell unveiled its
latest Android smartphone, the Dell Venue, but won't reveal pricing or
availability for a few more weeks.

The Android 2.2-based device will
follow the launches last year of the Windows Phone 7 Dell
Venue Pro
and Android-based Aero
and Streak,
which features 5-inch screen.

The new model will be available
in versions for the T-Mobile and AT&T 3G networks and uses the 7.2/5.76Mbps
HSPA 3G standard, the company's web site shows. They will also operate in
overseas 2.1GHz HSPA markets.

 The new Venue features 1GHz processor, Adobe
Flash 10.1, 4.1-inch 800 by 480 WVGA AMOLED capacitive-multitouch display with
curved Corning Gorilla Glass, support for ActiveSync and QuickOffice, and Swype
for fast text input on the touchscreen. It lacks a hard QWERTY keyboard.

 It will be available on the Dell web site
along with other Dell phones and non-Dell phones.

Other features include an 8-megapixel
autofocus camera/camcorder with 4x digital zoom and autofocus, microSD slot
supporting 32GB cards, Wi-Fi, assisted GPS, and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR with stereo
Bluetooth and AVRCP profile. It weighs 164 grams and comes with 1,400mAh
battery.

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