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IDF 2013 | Dell to revive the Venue brand

Dell is set to bring back the Venue brand, this time as a line of tablets powered by Intel's new Bay Trail processors and Windows 8.1.

Back in late March 2012, Dell decided to retire the Venue and Venue Pro smartphones from the market. Both handsets ran Windows 7 and were far less successful than expected. Now, Dell brings back the Venue brand with a completely new line of Windows 8-powered tablets.

Neil Hand, Dell's VP of tablets and performance PCs announced at the Intel Developer Forum the revival of the Venue brand, this time as a line of Windows 8 tablets. During his time on stage at IDF, Hand revealed a Windows 8.1 tablet that sports the new Bay Trail processor.

This new Venue tablet has a Full HD display and features an HDMI out port. The device charges via micro USB and offers support for microSD. A docking port concealed by a flap is included as well. At last, the 5.0 MP back camera can be easily noticed in the image above.

Dell will share more details on October 2. If Intel is right, the Dell Venue tablet will cost around $200 and its autonomy will be outstanding, both thanks to the new Bay Trail processor.


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-09-11 (Update: 2013-09-12)