"Finally a classy looking android phone that performs"4.5 starson by dabs1
Pros: Free tethering!
Remove widgets and get stock android experience
Adequate on board space for apps
Good in sunlight
Cons: The processor is now in its last run (1 ghz snapdragon). This might discourage consumers. Price is a little high given that you can get a state of the art atrix for $50 more.
Summary: Unexpectedly good looking phone. It seems to me that almost all android smartphones have cut corners to be competitive with Apple. In terms of looks and build quality this one stands out.
I have a nexus one and the screen sharpness is just as good. And sunlight performance is a blessing compared to the N1.
The reviewer (Bonnie Cha) is being disingenuous by criticizing the stage widget. In my mind one of its greatest advantage of the venue is that the widgets are easily removable and you end up with the stock android experience.
After coming from a N1, I have to say that having the extra on board memory is a relief. Its about 400mb which should keep you happy for sometime.
Have not had any problems with apps downloaded from the marketplace so far. I have about a 100 of them on my phone.
The stereo speakers are nice too. You can listen to music.
In many respects i think this is a sleeper phone. Dell should be advertising it a little bit more.