Virgin Mobile Venture: An Android introduction

For those who are just starting to dip their toes into Android territory, the Venture wants to be your intro device.

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With its 2.8-inch touch screen, physical QWERTY keyboard, and 2-megapixel camera, the Virgin Mobile Venture was designed for first-time Android users. Seriously -- the ad copy surrounding it states that it wants you to "break into the world of Android-powered phones with the Venture by PCD."

Though it might not boast the best specs, the Venture does have a few things going for it, like its reasonable price tag of $79.99, solid data connection (from where we tested it, at least), and good call quality.

Plus, it has an onboard keyboard for anyone who likes the feel of typing on physical keys.

But be warned, however. It's pretty cramped, even for small paws, and that can get frustrating really quick.

For more thoughts on the Virgin Mobile Venture, read the full review .

About the author

Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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