Dell has introduced an expanded consumer portfolio featuring next-generation 4G capable devices and high-definition 3D-capable laptops.
The new products include:
- Streak 7, Dell’s first 4G tablet on T-Mobile’s blazing fast new 4G network;
- Venue, Dell’s new unlocked GSM Google Android 2.2 smartphone;
- A new XPS-branded laptop with full-resolution 3D screen; and
- New Alienware 3D capable gaming systems
In addition to the distinctive new solutions, Dell today announced it is extending its Dell Stage software interface across its entire consumer product portfolio. The move provides a unified experience across Dell’s consumer PC mobile devices and makes it easier to access and share music, movies and photos. Dell also announced it is significantly expanding its popular Mobility Hub on Dell.com, which lets people find the perfect mobile product for their lifestyle.
“Dell is committed to delivering new dimensions in entertainment, mobility and gaming and is leading the industry in advancing new technologies like 4G solutions and 3D-capable laptops to provide the best entertainment and mobile experiences ever imagined,” said Steve Felice, president of Dell’s Consumer, Small and Medium Business unit, who unveiled the new products at the company’s annual Dell Suites event in Las Vegas.
The new Dell Streak 7 with Android 2.2 is Dell’s first 4G tablet to take full advantage of T-Mobile’s 4G network. Small enough to carry, yet big enough for multimedia experiences, the new Streak 7 enables immediate and instant access to content such as movies, television shows, home videos and more.
Featuring an NVIDIA Tegra dual-core processor, a 7-inch multi-touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and full Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, the Android-based tablet is ideal for experiencing thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications. The Streak 7’s built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth capability and innovative front- and rear-facing cameras make chatting face-to-face with friends over 3G, 4G3 or Wi-Fi connections effortless both at home and on the go. A high-resolution rear-facing camera and seamless social-networking integration allows you to capture and share life’s moments with friends near and far.
“With its dual-core processor, 7-inch multi-touch screen and dual cameras, the new Dell Streak 7 tablet takes full advantage of the unrivaled power of T-Mobile’s 4G network,” said John Thode, Vice President of Dell’s Mobility Product Group. “Once you have it in your hands, you won’t be able to put it down, and it will quickly become the ultimate device for the socially connected who want to do everything from watching great content, to chatting with friends, to taking high-resolution pictures and immediately sharing them with their friends and family.”
The Venue with Android 2.2 is an one-touch, unlocked GSM smartphone providing instant access to your information. It comes with pre-loaded Stage software and 8-megapixel camera.
Elegantly designed, the Venue offers a vibrant, high-contrast 4.1-inch AM-OLED display with curved Corning Gorilla Glass that’s perfect for watching videos to performing business applications. The Venue’s elliptical, slender form factor feels great in your hand and also slips easily into your pocket.
Pre-loaded applications and the Dell Stage user interface make Venue perfect for entertainment. Download the latest tunes and books, or stream radio stations from all over the world with RadioTime. Stage displays your music, your photos, and more, while the 1 GHz processor makes it fly. As with the Dell Streak 7, Venue offers access to thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications.
In addition to a full array of entertainment features the Venue also comes fully equipped with today’s necessary business features including support for ActiveSync and QuickOffice. The combination of high speed access and Swype for fast text input makes viewing e-mail, editing documents, and surfing the web fast and easy.
The Streak 7 and the Venue smartphone are the latest in a series of distinctive Dell mobility solutions, including the Streak 5 ultimate pocket tablet, the Inspiron duo convertible tablet and the Venue Pro smartphone with its unique sliding vertical QWERTY keypad.
Adding to its ever-expanding selection of mobility products, services and accessories, Dell today also announced its popular Dell.com Mobility Hub now offers a wide array of mobility products from popular manufacturers, including Dell’s own solutions. The enhanced hub – redesigned to offer a better shopping and activation experience – offers Microsoft Windows Phone 7, Android and Blackberry products. All devices from the store now arrive ‘ready to use.’
“Think of Dell.com as your mobile super store, with an enhanced shopping experience that makes it even easier to compare device- and rate-plan options by carrier or to select from among a number of unlocked products,” said Michael Tatelman, vice president and general manger of North American Consumer sales for Dell, who noted that the Hub had attracted more millions of visits in the last two months alone. “And when you order through Dell.com, you can rest assured that you’ll have a great activation experience and that your new device will arrive already set up and ready to use.”