Joining the Streak 7 at Dell’s stand at Mobile World Congress was the Dell Venue – an Android 2.2 phone with a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen.
Like the Streak 7, the Venue features Stage – an Android custom UI that sorts your favourite apps, photos, music and web bookmarks and displays them all on a series of customisable widgets, for quick access.
On the Home widget above, you can see things like the Amazon MP3 app and Google Maps Places sharing space with essentials like text messaging and email.
Camerawise, the Dell Venue packs an 8-megapixel monster (LED flash, autofocus and 4x digital zoom) and there’s a dedicated shutter key on the side.
Lighting conditions weren’t brilliant where we were, so we cranked up our camera’s flash so you could get an idea of the Dell Venue’s textured back. This is the same design that’s present on the Streak 7 Android tablet and Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 phone.
As well as being more interesting to look at than your standard boring mobile phone battery cover, the diamond pattern also gives you a bit of additional grip.
A close up of the Dell Venue’s 8-megapixel camera and LED flash.
Shot of the Dell Venue’s right side, where the camera key and volume rocker are housed. External speakers and microUSB port are found at the bottom of the phone.
The Dell Venue as seen from the left, with the power button on display. We had to leave the adhesive plastic covers on the sides of the Venue, but you can still get an idea of what it looks like.