December 16, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Androinica.com staff writer Chris Smith has begged and pleaded for an Android phone with a portrait keyboard, but it doesn’t look like the Dell Venue will be that device. While an Android version of Windows Phone 7-based Dell Venue Pro is indeed heading to the market, it will be sans keyboard.
South Korean KT is releasing the Dell Venue, an Android phone with a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with Corning’s durable curved Gorilla Glass. The phone runs Android 2.2 and appears to have the custom launcher created by Dell called Stages.
The “Pro”-less Dell Venue will cost 700,000 won ($608 USD) when it goes on sale at the end of the month in Korea. Dell has not yet announced availability of the phone in any other market. We can only pray – for Chris’s sake – that this phone will come stateside with the physical keyboard it was meant to have.