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[Deal] Dell Venue 8 7000 for $168.95

Dell Venue 8 7000

Dell Venue 8 7000

The Dell Venue 8 7000 (7840) is now available via eBay for just $168.95. The tablet was at one point the world’s slimmest offering, which gives Dell some bragging rights in the matter. Barring this, the tablet also has a pretty good internal hardware, something that could rival the best of tablets right now.

The key feature here is the oddly positioned front facing camera, which is also capable of some neat tricks thanks to Intel’s software built in. It consists of two 720p capable cameras in one slot, which will aid during video calls.

The Venue 8 7000 comes with an 8.4-inch 2560 x 1600 display, dual 8-megapixel cameras, a 2-megapixel front camera, the quad-core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat (upgradable to Android 5.0).

As you can see, the tablet is a pretty good buy for this price tag. Be sure to check out the device from the link below to gather more details.

Get the 16GB Dell Venue 8 7000 for just $168.95!

Dell axing the Android-based Venue tablet lineup

Dell Venue

#Dell has announced that it will no longer release Android smartphones or tablets. Further, the company has mentioned that it will cease work on all existing Android tablets, which essentially means that customers will not see any major software updates on Dell devices going forward.

This move was always on the cards given the sales of the Venue tablets in the markets. Dell never really took the Android world seriously and we only saw failed attempts at smartphones and tablets. However, the company’s recent arrivals like the Venue 8 7000 was a pretty decent tablet and was praised across the board.

Speaking to PC World, a Dell spokesman said – “The slate tablet market is over-saturated and is experiencing declining demand from consumers, so we’ve decided to discontinue the Android-based Venue tablet line.” The company will seemingly focus on its 2-in-1 devices with Windows 10 on board, so it’s safe to say that Dell is not going anywhere near Android in the future.

Source: PC World

[Deal] Dell Venue 10 5050 for $189.95

Dell Venue Pro

Dell Venue Pro

The #Dell #Venue10 is a solid tablet, but sadly due to lack of proper marketing, the tablet has suffered dearly in the mobile industry. However, if you’re bargain hunting for a tablet right now, you would take solace in knowing that the Venue 10 is currently being offered for $189.95. This is a pretty sweet deal considering the hardware it’s packing.

The tablet has a 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 display, 1.33 GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front camera, a 32Wh Lithium ion battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The tablet isn’t your run of the mill Android device though. It comes with a micro HDMI port which will help you connect it to larger displays, as well as a full sized USB 2.0 port for peripherals like thumb drives, keyboard, mouse etc. Further, the tablet also supports Dell’s Keyboard Dock, which has to be bought separately, of course. Those pins you see on the device (seen above) are used to connect to this keyboard. To ensure users get a complete experience, Dell has also included stereo speakers and dual microphones on the back.

Interested? Hit the link below for more details.

Get the Dell Venue 10 5050 from eBay for just $189.95!

[Deal] Dell Venue 10 5050 selling for just $189.99 on eBay

Dell Venue 10 5050

Dell’s highly versatile tablet, the Venue 10 5050 can be snatched up on eBay for $189.99 as part of a new deal. The tablet costs over $200 from most leading retailers, so you’re saving decent amount of money on this deal here.

For those unaware, this 10.1 inch tablet can be transformed into a dedicated workstation thanks to its support for external keyboards. The tablet has pins on the bottom where the keyboard (bought separately) can be attached.

This is an Android tablet on the budget, so don’t expect high end hardware on board. That being said, the Venue 10 5050 should fit your requirements perfectly if you’re looking for something on the budget that can assist with productivity oriented tasks.

The tablet comes with a 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, a quad core 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable), a micro HDMI port, a full sized USB 2.0 port, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop and a 32Wh battery underneath.

Interested? Hit the link below for further details.

Get the Dell Venue 10 5050 10.1 inch tablet for $189.99 courtesy of eBay! 

[Deal] Dell Venue 8 7840 now selling for $279.99 via Best Buy

Dell Venue 8

Dell Venue 8

#Dell #Venue87840 was one of the most unique tablets to be released earlier this year, but has surprisingly not received the recognition that the company expected. It seems like Dell is keen to move more units of the tablet now in order to clear out inventory. Teaming up with retailer Best Buy, the popular PC manufacturer is now offering the Venue 8 for just $279.99.

If you don’t mind getting the tablet in an open box, the price comes further down to $251.99 and $259.99, so there’s a lot of money to be saved. To refresh your memory, the tablet comes with an 8.4 inch 2560 x 1600 resolution display, an Intel Atom chipset, 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM with Android 5.1 Lollipop running the show by default.

If this is a device that strikes your fancy, make sure you head over to the Best Buy link below. Considering the pricing, the Dell Venue 8 7840 is a decent offering and could be your perfect companion for multimedia and other data needs.

Source: Best Buy

Via: Android Police

Dell seeding Android 5.1 to the Venue 8 7840 tablet

Dell Venue 8

Dell Venue 8Previous heir to the world’s slimmest tablet crown (dethroned by the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 recently), the Dell Venue 8 7840 tablet is now the recipient of the latest Android 5.1 update from the company.

This has taken quite a few of us by surprise as one doesn’t expect frequent updates from a relatively inactive Android OEM like Dell. However, the company has shown us that sending out an update is not a major challenge and we hope this inspires other manufacturers to do the same.

Dell Venue 8

Part of the reason why Dell has managed to send out the Android 5.1 update before most other manufacturers is due to its stock Android interface with no additional customization being made to the system. This is something that Motorola does very well with its smartphones and has served them very well in the mobile industry so far.

In addition to introducing stock Android related changes, the update also brings some modifications to the camera of the tablet, which was one of the key selling points for the device. If you own the Venue 8 7840 tablet and are seeing the update notification hitting your device, make sure you let us know in the comments section below.

Via: Android Police

Microsoft Partnering With Multiple Manufacturers To Include Apps On Their Devices

Dell Venue 8 7840

In an announcement today, Microsoft has announced that they are partnering with nearly a dozen Android manufacturers to put their apps on the hardware that is made. Two major partners are Dell and Samsung, but there are also smaller manufacturers that will be part of this program:

  • TrekStor of Germany
  • JP Sa Couto of Portugal
  • Datamatic of Italy
  • DEXP of Russia
  • Hipstreet of Canada
  • QMobile of Pakistan
  • Tecno of Africa,
  • Casper of Turkey
  • Pegatron

The agreement between Microsoft and these manufacturers is that Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype will be pre-installed and available out of the box. No financial details have been disclosed, nor have any specific upcoming devices been named. But if you buy a device from the manufacturers above, it is highly likely you’ll see a Microsoft app upon first boot.

Sources: Microsoft (1), Microsoft (2)

Via: Android Central (1)Android Central (2)

Dell Venue 8 now available from Best Buy for $399.99

Dell Venue 8

Dell Venue 8

The Dell Venue 8 tablet is now available for purchase via Best Buy for just $399.99. The tablet is easily one of the best available in the markets today, given the unique form factor and the feature set on board. It was originally revealed back in September, but Dell has picked the right time to officially bring it to the markets. With a thickness of just 6mm, it is the thinnest tablet in the world today.

The device has a total of four cameras. Two of these sensors are meant for 3D gestures and other related features, thanks to Intel’s RealSense technology. There’s also a standard 8-megapixel camera along with a 2-megapixel sensor for video calls.

The device sports an Intel Atom Z3580 (Moorefield) chip. The display is 8.4 inches in size and has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The device also has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage on board, making it a very attractive device. Android 4.4 KitKat is running by default with no word on future software updates.

Dell Venue 8

With an asking price of $399.99, the Dell Venue 8 is a very attractive offering. The unique form factor might take some getting used to, but given the sort of risks Dell has taken with the device, it’s definitely worth a look. The tablet should be in stock at most Best Buy outlets, so make sure you head over to a store nearby to give it a look up close.

Source: Best Buy

Via: Android Police

Dell Venue 10 Keyboard Dock spotted at the FCC

Dell Venue 10

Dell Venue 10

The keyboard dock from the rumored Dell Venue 10 tablet has just been spotted at the FCC, hinting at the device’s imminent arrival. It is being said that the Venue 10 will be a tablet as well as a notebook, thanks to its keyboard dock.

The keyboard dock’s arrival at the FCC makes it clear that the device itself could be prepping a launch. The Venue 10 will probably be running Android by default with dual boot devices probably not seeing the light of the day any time soon.

Given that the CES is just around the corner, it’s fair to assume that Dell could announce the tablet then. The company could be aiming at the productivity oriented tablet segment with the Venue 10. Google has tried to tap into this segment with the Nexus 9 and succeeded to some extent, so it’s only fair that Dell tries its hand at this.

Would you be interested in an offering like the Venue 10?

Source: FCC

Via: Ubergizmo

Meet the world’s thinnest tablet: the Dell Venue 8 7000

Dell Venue 8 7000

Dell Venue 8 7000

Dell and Intel have jointly announced the Venue 8 7000 tablet sporting a thickness of just 6mm, giving it the tag of the world’s thinnest tablet. The tablet comes with the company’s popular RealSense camera on the back which provides 3D gestures and a multitude of other features. It also packs a pixel dense 8.4 inch Quad HD resolution AMOLED display and a separate 8-megapixel camera on the back for regular images.

Running inside the tablet is Intel’s quad core Moorefield CPU, which should offer excellent performance and efficiency on a handheld device such as this. Another interesting aspect is the design, which isn’t what we come to expect from a standard tablet. It only has one substantial front bezel as you can see from the image above, which is where the front facing camera and the relatively large speakers are located as well.

Dell Venue 8 7000

The RealSense camera on the back can be found concealed underneath a black band. Dell has also added a regular 8-megapixel camera right below the RealSense sensor. The Venue 8 7000 is a very unique device and one which is worthy of the world’s attention. Dell claims that the tablet will be available starting November with no word on the pricing yet.

Source: Laptop Mag

Via: Android Authority

Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 getting Android 4.4 KitKat

Dell Venue 7

Users of the Dell Venue 7 and the Venue 8 tablets will be pleased to know that the company has now started seeding the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to these two budget offerings. Both tablets are getting the update simultaneously, which is good on Dell’s part to avoid long waiting times for owners of the tablets.

The tablets feature a relatively stock version of Android, so you will notice the customary KitKat related changes including the white status bar icons, support for cloud printing over WiFi and some other under the hood upgrades. It’s really commendable that Dell has stuck on its promise of delivering an update to these devices, even though they’re only budget tablets.

It is said that the update will remove root access from your device, so make sure you’re mindful of that before proceeding with the process. If you own either of the two tablets and have already received the update, make sure you let us know by leaving a comment below.

Source: Dell Forums – Venue 7, Venue 8

Via: Android Police

KitKat-powered Dell XPS 12 convertible surfaces with Intel Core i3 ‘Haswell’ chip

There’s no question Android’s versatility has greatly evolved over time, as the OS now sustains not only conventional smartphones and tablets, but also TVs, cars, transforming tab-laptop crossbreeds and even a couple of skimpy, budget-conscious full-fledged notebooks.

Dell XPS 12

Yet nothing seemed to prepare us for what Dell is working on. The creators of mostly lackluster Android devices so far, including the Venue 7 and 8 slates, apparently have an XPS 12 version in the pipeline conceived around Google’s mobile platform.

For those of you living under a (remote) rock, the XPS 12 line currently consists of sleek, sturdy, adaptable so-called convertible ultrabooks with state-of-the-art hardware and Windows 8 running the software show.

Sure, they’re expensive, really expensive in fact, starting at roughly $800 and going all the way up to $1,500, but boy, are they good-looking and punchy. And as it turns out, the franchise might be ready to branch out, welcoming a new, Android-supporting member into the family.

Model numbered XPS12-9Q33, which is oddly the same moniker used by a Windows 8 variant in circulation, this unforeseen and mind-blowing hybrid is listed over at GFX Bench as packing a quad-core fourth-generation 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3 Haswell processor, Intel HD Graphics 4400 and 4 GB RAM.

All supported by Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Wait, is that even possible? Well, it may take a bit of fine tuning here and there, but all in all, why not? If Core i3-powered Chromebooks are happening, I’d think the sky is the limit for Android’s growth.

Dell XPS 12 Android

Of course, a hoax or innocent typo are always on the table. At least until Dell comes forward to confirm or deny the story. The model number is clearly fishy and, to illustrate the benchmark scores, GFX Bench uses the pic of a Windows XPS 12.

Then again, never have we seen the source commit an error of such epic proportions. It’s not like you can just hit the wrong key on your keyboard and enter “Android 4.4.2” in lieu of “Windows 8”. Besides, here’s a crazy theory to explain the photo.

What if this upcoming XPS12-9Q33 runs both Android and Windows? You know, in a dual-boot configuration. Personally, I’ve never understood the feasibility and appeal of those machines, but if Dell is ready to invest time and money into the concept, maybe there’s something to it.

Either way, the laptop-cum-tablet sports a 12.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution (Full HD) display, 67 GB of built-in user available storage and a shockingly scanty 0.9 MP front-facing camera. Also, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Huh, guess Android has a future in the laptop world after all.

Via [GFX Bench]

Dell Venue 7 and 8 Android Tablets Now Available Online from $150

Dell, a traditionally PC maker, announced two Android tablets earlier this month in the Dell Venue family and promised that the tablets would be available for buyers starting October 18th.  Well, if you have been looking forward to getting one of these finely designed Dell tablets, you can place an order today with as little as $150 to get the 7 inch Dell Venue 7.  If you want the larger Venue 8, you will have to add $30 more as it goes for $180.

Dell Venue 7 and 8 Tabs

These two tablets are identical, save for the differences in screen sizes.  As a recap, here are what these two tablets have under the hood:

Processor: Dual-core 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 (Z2560 for Venue 7) Clover Trail+ processor

Display: 7 and 8 inch 1,280 x 800 IPS

Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (possible 4.3 upgrade in the near future)

Memory: 2 GB of RAM and choice of 16 and 32 GB onboard memory with microSD card slot

Cameras: 5 megapixels rear, 2 megapixels front

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, integrated HSPA+ modem (optional)

Dell’s Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets are the company’s maiden entry into the Android world and from the design, build and prices of these two tablets, Dell may just have a future in Android as Windows fizzle and the world is drifting away from laptops and PCs towards tablets.  For a price of $150, Venue 7 should take on market leaders such as Samsung with their Note phablets, Google’s Nexus 7 and other great mini-tablets and phablets in the market today.

If you wish to order, you can click on this link to go to the official Dell store.

Source: Dell via Android Central

Dell Venue 8, Dell Venue 7 Android Tablets Coming This October 18th

Dell recently held a press event in New York City announcing the revival of the Venue line. The latest models in this lineup include tablets running on Windows as well as Android operating systems. The Android models include the Dell Venue 8 with a starting price of $180 and the Dell Venue 7 priced at $150. Both tablets are expected to hit the market this October 18th.

dell venue

Sam Burd, vice president Dell Personal Computing Group, said in a press release that “People today expect the best experience possible from their technology – they are counting on it to keep them connected and move with them, wherever they are. “The new Dell Venue tablets and XPS laptops give customers the stellar experience they expect from us, with performance that allows them to work how they want, when they want, in a design they’ll be proud to show off and own.”

The Dell Venue 8 is an Android tablet with an 8 inch 1,280 x 800 IPS screen. It uses a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 Clover Trail+ dual-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. The device comes with two choices of internal storage, either 16 or 32 GB. This can further be expanded using a microSD. There’s a 5 MP rear facing camera for taking photos and videos while a 2 MP front facing camera can be used for video calls.

Other notable features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and optional HSPA+ connectivity. This device runs on Android 4.2.2 and is expected to be upgraded to Android 4.3 in the coming months.

The Dell Venue 7 is an Android tablet with a 7 inch, 1280 by 800 IPS display. It uses a slightly lower processor compared to the 8 inch version. Its 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core processor is combined with 2 GB of RAM. There’s only one choice for internal storage which is 16 GB however this can be expanded using a microSD. There’s also an included 3 MP rear facing camera as well as a VGA front facing camera.

Other features include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0,GPS, and an option for an integrated HSPA+ modem. Just like the 8 inch model it will be initially running on Android 4.2.2 with a planned upgrade to Android 4.3.

via engadget