Monday, 17 November 2014

Dell India launches Venue 7, 8 tablets with voice calling

NEW DELHI: Dell India has launched two Android-powered tablets as part of its Venue series. Both tablets are 3G-capable for internet access on-the-go and support voice calling. Venue 7 has been priced at Rs 14,999, while Venue 8 can be purchased for Rs 18,999 in India.

The new Venue 8 has an 8-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) screen and comes with wireless charging as well as MaxxAudio Mobile sound enhancement technology. Dell has released Bluetooth Folio Keyboard and Venue Cradle case (for wireless charging) for the Venue 8, aimed at productivity-focussed users.

On the other hand, Venue has a 7-inch screen with HD resolution (1280x800p) and has a sleek profile with textured back that offers a firm grip when held in one hand. While black is the standard colour option for Venue 7, Dell offers cases in various colours for the tablet as well.

Both tablets have the latest Intel processors, Android 4.4 (KitKat) and 4,550mAh batteries. Dell is offering accidental damage service that covers damage against liquid spills, drops, power surges and screen cracks. The company is also offering 20GB of free Dropbox storage as well as PocketCloud and note taking, cloud printing, document retrieval apps preloaded on the two devices.

The company also said in a statement that it is augmenting its retail network with Mobile Specialty Retail (MSR) network for tablet sales to focus better on the tablet segment.

"With voice enablement, we are confident of capturing a sizable part of the highly segmented tablet market. The addition of voice calling comes as a result of customer feedback that highlighted how increasingly consumers feel the need to converge their mobile technology needs into a single device," said P Krishnakumar, executive director and general manager, consumer and small business, Dell India.