According to PC World today, Dell’s planning to launch a phone that closely resembles their Windows Phone 7 smartphone – the Dell Venue Pro – with the main distinction being that it’ll run Android. Just for comparison’s sake, check out the highlights of the Venue Pro:
- Stunning 4.1” WVGA AMOLED capacitive, multi-touch display
- A full portrait QWERTY keyboard to provide a better viewing & messaging experience
- Supported with T-Mobile service
- Elliptical, slender form provides elegance in a pocket-friendly size
- Gorilla Glass for unprecedented durability and scratch resistance
They also detailed some of the software aspect, but a lot of that can change going from one operating system to the other. Check Dell’s blog out for more on that, if you want. But we fully expect the Venue Pro to be a capable device to introduce Windows Phone 7 to Dell’s fanbase. (And with a 1GHz Snapdragon, 1GB of ROM, 1GB of RAM, a slide-up QWERTY keyboard, and a 4.1-inch AMOLED display, it’s as capable as capable will get, these days.) With that, we guess we shouldn’t expect any less from an Android version.
I think I would jump for something like this. The form factor attacks the Blackberry space quite nicely and the aesthetics don’t look too bad. A successful experience would ultimately come down to software so we’ll be keeping a close eye on it to see just how much experience Dell’s gotten with Android.