When Dell said it was going to revive the Venue brand, we assumed it was referring to Windows tablets. And indeed it was — it just announced the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro running Windows 8.1. But what we didn’t know was that Dell was also planning on getting back into the Android market, and that these devices, too, would fall under the Venue brand. Here at a press event in New York City, the company announced the Venue 7 and Venue 8, both of which run Android 4.2.2 and will be offered in both WiFi-only and 4G configurations. As you’d expect, they’re exactly what they sound like: the Venue has a 7-inch screen, and the Venue 8 is (yep) an 8-incher. They’re also both fairly low-end, with 16GB of storage, 1,280 x 800 IPS screens and a 2GHz Intel Clover Trail processor underneath. Pricing is set at $149 for the Venue 7, while the Venue 8 will cost $179. No word yet on an exact on-sale date, but hopefully before the day is up we’ll at least get hands-on.
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