|Compatible networks||GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA 850/1900/2100 or 900/AWS/2100
|Discontinued||June 30, 2016|
|Dimensions||121 mm (4.8 in) H
64 mm (2.5 in) W
12.9 mm (0.51 in) D
|Weight||5.8 oz (160 g)|
|Operating system||Android 2.2 Froyo (default)
Android 2.3 Gingerbread (after over-the-air update)
|CPU||1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250|
|Removable storage||microSD card; 16 GB included, max 32 GB|
|Battery||Lithium-ion (1400 mAh)|
|Data inputs||Capacitive Touchscreen|
|Display||4.1” AM-OLED with 800x480 resolution, 24-bit, 16 M colors|
|Rear camera||8.0-megapixel (720p video recording)|
3.5mm headset jack
|Other||Curved Corning Gorilla Glass|
The Dell Venue (previously known as codename Dell Thunder) is a line of Android smartphones and tablets manufactured by Dell. The first Dell Venue was released for both T-Mobile and AT&T in the United States, and for KT in South Korea. It was the second Dell smartphone to be released in the US and features the Dell Stage UI also found on the Dell Streak line of tablets. As of 2011[update], it was the only Android device the United States Department of Defense has approved for use its employees, since there are other approved devices.
On June 30, 2016, Dell discontinued the Venue line of products and ended support for currently supported products.
Repositioning of Dell Venue brand
In December 2012, Dell announced that they would quit the smartphone business and discontinue their line of Dell Venue smartphones. On October 2, 2013, Dell announced that they would revive the Dell Venue brand and transform it into a tablet brand. The Dell Venue brand includes both Windows and Android tablets, with the Windows tablets having the suffix 'Pro'.
In October 2013, Dell announced the first four new Dell Venue tablets. The Dell Venue 7 and Dell Venue 8 are both Android tablets powered the Intel Clover Trail+ Atom processor. The Dell Venue 8 Pro and Dell Venue 11 Pro are both Windows 8.1 tablets powered by the Intel Bay Trail Atom processor. The number after Venue indicates the screen size.
In January 2015, the Dell Venue 8 7000 was released. It has a 8.4-inch screen and it is 0.24 inch in width and weighs 10.72 oz. The OLED screen has 2560 x 1600 resolution and 361 pixels per inch. Its CPU is a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor with 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB of internal space with about 9GB usable, due to pre-installed software, and it has a micro SD card slot as of Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet.
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