Dell Venue Android 2.2 Froyo Smartphone Announced for the US

January 7, 2011, By Leo Xavier

You might not have forgotten the Dell Venue handset, the Android version of the popular Dell Venue Pro WP7 smartphone, which was unveiled in Korea last month. We all knew at that time that the device will be launched in the US sooner or later. Now, Dell has announced the handset for the US at its CES press conference.

As you might remember, when the device visited the FCC, back in late October, it was revealed that the device will support GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA.

Now Dell has confirmed that the device will be sold as an unlocked handset from the Dell website. The company does not have a carrier partner, but the talks are about the idea of a T-Mobile version.

The unlocked device that is headed to the US won’t have the T-Mobile 3G bands, but it will be an unlocked AT&T device.

The new handset comes with a WVGA 4.1-inch AMOLED screen, and is equipped with an 8 megapixel camera. The device runs Android 2.2 Froyo, and has a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 processor. It is not known whether an upgrade to Android Gingerbread will come soon after the launch of the device.

Unfortunately, the company has not announced the price and the release date of the device. We will let you know as soon as there is an announcement. So stay tuned.

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