Dell Venue Pro Hands-On (Video)

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A long, long time ago (it seems) we first heard tell of the Dell Lightning, a device that utilized a form factor not often seen in the world of smartphones: a slide-down QWERTY. The rumored specs turned out to be pretty close to the truth. It’s now known as the Venue Pro (a name that doesn’t do justice to its coolness), and it’ll have the bands necessary to do 3G on T-Mobile in the USA.

We didn’t get a real hands-on with the Venue Pro, but from behind the glass, the largeness of its screen was striking. The keyboard also looked quite nice, though perhaps a bit cramped. The device, when expanded, is very tall, thus granting us more understanding of why other OEMs haven’t attempted this form factor. It remains to be seen whether the large size of the Venue Pro when expanded will make it difficult to use; we’ll have to see if it’s properly weighted.

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.