New Dell Android Tablets Announced

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In attempt to delve back into the tablet market, Dell has announced the release of two new Android tablets; the Venue 7 and Venue 8. With value and product longevity at the heart of their new design, Dell has unveiled an affordable consumer tablet that is promised to offer simplicity and reliability.

Both Venue tablets will run Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2, but according to Dell will be upgradeable to Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and the upcoming Android KitKat 4.4 within time. The Venue’s minimalist design is simple and conservative and available in either a matte red or black plastic casing that is identical on each model. Equipped with the latest Intel Atom processors, both tablets offer a storage capacity of 16GB, with the 8 providing a 32GB model for those desiring more storage space. Both tablets house an IPS display with a considerable pixel density and wide viewing angles and possess both front facing and rear facing cameras. The Venue 7 includes a WGA camera on its front and a 3 megapixel (mp) camera on its back, where as the 8 benefits from higher quality cameras in the form of a 2mp on its front and on its rear a 5mp.

With their less than glamorous technical specs, Dell’s latest android tablets may find it difficult to compete with the attractive and innovative tablet designs from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Microsoft. Yet, for those who cannot consider an expensive model, the Venue tablets can make a good alternative. Priced at $150 for the 7 and $180 for the 8, the Venue tablets are still $50 less than other popular android tablet choices such as the Kindle Fire HDX and Nexus 7.  Although Dell’s Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets may not entirely be considered as market game changers, their affordable price and dependable make up provide a new low end release that could prove to be a hit with those who desire a more budget friendly tablet choice. The tablets are set to be released and available to buy from the 18th October.