dell venue Dell Venue Android smartphone priced at US$499, available for purchase

The long-waited Dell Venue, also known as the Thunder in its early development stages, has been given a price tag of US$499. Similar to the Venue Pro, the Venue offers a 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 (Snapdragon) CPU and a large 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED capactive multi-touch screen, but drops the slide-out keypad and runs on Google’s Android 2.2 platform.

dell venue Dell Venue Android smartphone priced at US$499, available for purchase

The long-waited Dell Venue, also known as the Thunder in its early development stages, has been given an official price tag of US$499 (with a 16GB microSDHC card).

The Venue offers a 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 (Snapdragon platform) CPU and a large 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED capactive multi-touch screen with curved Corning Gorilla Glass. There is 512B RAM and 1GB of ROM onboard, as well as support for microSDHC cards up to 32GB.

Dell’s Stage UI will run on top of the Android 2.2 platform.

The Venue also sports an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and 4x digital zoom. Video can be recorded at up to 720p HD resolution. Flash 10 is supported, so you need not worry about stumbling upon Flash conent. Battery capacity is 1400mAh, which should provide decent battery life.

How about ordering one for yourself today? Check it out at Dell’s webite.