|Dell Venue Pro|
|Release date||North America: 8 November 2010|
|Operating system||Windows Phone 7|
The Dell Venue Pro is a mobile smartphone designed and manufactured by the Dell Corporation. It runs on the Windows Phone 7 operating system. It is only available for purchase at Microsoft retail stores or from Dell themselves.
The phone was codenamed 'Lightning', and was leaked to the Internet on April 21, 2010.
Despite being cited as a launch partner for Windows Phone 7 headsets early in July, the phone was not widely on sale in the United States on the launch day, unlike phones from other launch partners, such as the Samsung Focus and three other phones by HTC.
On October 11, in an official statement, Dell announced the phone to be available in the U.S. in holiday season of 2010. On November 8, Windows Phone 7 was launched, and a very limited quantity of the phone was available for purchase only in the 7 Microsoft stores in the U.S. However, some early adopters of the phone received defective phones with Wi-Fi issues, SIM card issues, a faulty headphone jack and batteries marked as "Engineering Sample". Dell urged users to return the phones, although no phones were available in stock for exchange, and phones were not reshipped on November 19 as claimed.
After missing both the States-wide launch on November 8th and the online launch on November 15, Dell announced that they were "ramping up production" and intended to launch the phone in a bigger scale.
On December 1, Dell reintroduced the phone and began taking orders. Customers were given a shipping date of December 15. However, a day before the estimated shipping date, customers were informed that the shipping date was pushed until January 6, 2011, two months after its intended launch date, as the phones "were being reworked in the factories". This caused user uproar in many Windows Phone 7 communities.
On December 16, Dell issued a new notice to assure that orders received before December 14 would be shipped before Christmas with overnight shipping upgrade, with a free gift. However, the Estimated Delivery Date of the orders were not updated until a couple days later, causing confusion amongst anticipating customers. Several customers ordered on a later date received phones before those who ordered earlier. The promised shipping upgrade was also not fulfilled for many customers.
- United States - T-Mobile
|CPU:||1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250|
|Dimensions:||122 × 68 × 11.2mm|
|Internal:||Europe & North America: 8GB; Asia-Pacific: 16GB|
|Screen type:||Super-LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution:||400 × 800px|
|Cellular networks:||GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS1700, UMTS2100|
|Cellular data links:||CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA|
|Bluetooth:||Bluetooth 2.1 (and EDR)|
|Wi-Fi:||Wi-Fi 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n|
|Video recording:||HD 720p|
|Battery:||1230mAh rechargeable Li-ion|
|Sensors:||Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor, 3-axis Accelerometer, Magnetometer|
|Additional information:||Dolby SRS surround sound, kickstand|
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