Dell Outlines 2014 Roadmap Which Includes New 7 And 8 Inch Android Tablet

Dell is poised to launch two new Android tablets this year, called the Venue 7 and Venue 8. Both the Venue 7(codenamed Thunderbird 2) and the Venue 8(codenamed Yellowtail 2) carry a screen resolution of 1,280 x 800 respectively on, you guessed it, 7-inch and 8-inch size screens. These are going to be the new version of the already currently available Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android tablets, which are priced at $149.99 and $179.99. Other than the names and screen resolution there isn't really anything else listed about details or specs or an exact release date. We just know that the Venue 8 will have an Android version available alongside the Windows 8 Pro version of the tablet, and that the Venue 7 will be Android only. Ther is no mention so far on what versions of Android both tablets will be running out of box when launched, but seeing as how Dell is most likely going to unveil these Android tablets before then end of the third quarter, we can expect that they'll be running Android 4.4 kit kat.(the current Venue Tablets are running 4.2.2) We can also expect the tablets to have a fairly competitive price point if they want to be able to compete with the current low cost tablets like the Kindle Fire HDX, Dell's own current Venue 7 and 8 tablets, and the Nexus 7, and that's not even considering if Google unveils a new low cost tablet for this year.

So far we have no information on hardware specs or features, but we can make speculations on what we would hope these tablets to have in the specs and features department. Hopefully both the Venue 7 and Venue 8 will come with at least 16GB of storage, with an available 32GB option. Although having a 32GB only wouldn't be so bad. It wouldn't be needed, but a rear camera of somewhat decent quality couldn't hurt, and a front facing is a must if they want video chat to be an option, which almost feels standard on devices now a days. Battery wise it should have something at least equal to what we see inside the Nexus 7 2013, and a quad-core processor like the snapdragon 800 perhaps. Since we don't know anything about the prices of these two new tablets yet, we can't really give proper speculations based on cost of certain parts, so we're merely just mentioning things we'd like to see from Dell to give a top quality tablet. If Dell releases the Venue 7 and the Venue 8 with comparable specs to the top tablets out there and does it at an affordable price, would you consider buying one? Let us know what you think in the comments and feel free to speculate on what features you'd like to see.

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