Dell Venue Pro Hits FCC With AT&T 3G Bands
The highly-desirable and difficult-to-get Windows Phone 7-powered Dell Venue Pro has passed the FCC packing radios suitable for connecting to both 850MHz and 1900MHz AT&T 3G bands. Since the last version of the DVP to appear at the FCC only possessed a 1700MHz T-Mobile-compliant 3G radio, and the version sold in Europe supports just that continent’s 900MHz and 2100MHz 3G bands, we’re almost certainly looking at a device built specifically for AT&T — or, possibly, one of the Canadian GSM carriers which use the same spectrum as AT&T, but that seems less likely.
With Dell having so much trouble launching the QWERTY slider, many users have cancelled their orders and moved on to other handsets, although we’ve initially found the build quality to be worth the wait. We’ve heard that T-Mobile may only have a 45 day exclusive on its WP7 devices — perhaps longer now given the delays — so it would make sense for this model to hit the FCC around this time, if that is indeed true. However you look at it, there’s at least one DVP out there that will be right at home in AT&T 3G coverage, and we’d bet that there’s more where that came from.