Dell Venue Pro
Manufacturer Dell Corporation
Release date North America: 8 November 2010

Elsewhere: Unavailable

Operating system Windows Phone 7
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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.

History Edit

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.

Carriers Edit

  • United States - T-Mobile

Specifications Edit

CPU: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250
Dimensions: 122 × 68 × 11.2mm
Mass: 162g
Internal: Europe & North America: 8GB; Asia-Pacific: 16GB
RAM: 576MB
ROM: 512MB
Screen size: 4.3"
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
GPS: Assisted GPS
Infrared: No
USB: micro-USB
Other: Audio jack
Pixel size: 5MP
Flash: Dual LED
Optical zoom:
Video recording: HD 720p
Other: Autofocus
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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