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    The Dell Venue Pro scored a 4.5 out of 5 in our review and, regardless of the many delays and issues it witnessed for its launch -- the latest European delay is referring to some MMS problems -- it looks to be coming to Germany as well as other European countries. Dell told the::unwired at the CeBit preview that it plans to bring the Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 handset to "Germany and maybe even further European countries". With so many problems and issues the device's availability met from its launch back in November 8 -- together with all the other Windows Phone 7 devices -- it will be a ...

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    As an Android user, which carrier should you choose if your sole deciding factor is the likelihood that your smartphone will get an update to the next version of Android? Perhaps you'd like to decide based on which handset manufacturer update their phones. Lucky for you the folks over at Computer World did the legwork, and you'll be surprised! When it comes to manufacturers, HTC is the clear choice to favor. You'll want to avoid Sony and Dell. When it comes to carriers, Verizon and Sprint lead T-Mobile. We're still waiting for AT&T. What are your thoughts? What factors do you consider when ...

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    The Dell Venue Pro was supposed to be in stock with our friends over at Clove.co.uk at the beginning of January 2011 but, after an initial delay to second week of 2011, the device was delayed again until mid-February. According to the information published on Clove's blog, the delay is due to Microsoft as there seem to be some MMS related problems. We can't even remember how many times the Dell Venue Pro was delayed due to various issues and, though available in the US since December 2010, we have managed to review the device which we found good enough to score a 4.5/5. All-in-all, the ...

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    Launched in Hong Kong just before last Christmas, the Dell Venue (sans Pro) was just announced by the manufacturer for the U.S. with the occasion of its CES Press Conference. Similar to its Windows Phone 7 Dell Venue Pro cousin, the Android 2.2 Froyo variant sports a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.1-inch WVGA screen with the curvature and Gorilla Glass protection as well as an 8-megapixel camera. Dell will be selling the handset directly as it looks like they don't have a carrier partner (yet) so the device, even though it will not support T-Mobile 3G bands, will be available unlocked. There ...

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    The Dell Venue Pro, in our opinion, is the most powerful Windows Phone 7 money can buy right now. It's built like a tank, and it performs fantastically. There's been some misinformation as to the amount of RAM the Venue Pro has, with estimations ranging from 256MB to 512MB. Unfortunately, Dell doesn't publish the RAM figure of the Venue Pro, and all Windows Phone 7 devices have no way of displaying the amount of RAM through the on-device Settings (as was the case with legacy Windows Mobile). But thanks to a handy free app from the Marketplace called Device Info, we can finally see some ...

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    Here's something interesting to speculate about: Dell has just received certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance for a "mobile internet device" with model number M02M, just one digit away from the five-inch, Android-powered Streak tabphone (pictured above). While we first thought that this model might be another Streak variant, it seems that Dell maintains the M01M model number for units with different band compatibility -- as it did when a T-Mobile AWS-compliant variation passed the FCC following the commercially-available, AT&T-friendly version. Perhaps more tellingly, the M02M device ...

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    The Dell Venue (sans Pro) keyboard-less Android smartphone has been launched in Hong Kong. Rumored to hit Korea this year, it recently passed FCC at the end of October, being basically the same handset as the Venue Pro Windows Phone 7, but running Android without the slide-down QWERTY. Engadget had a brief hands-on with the device in Hong Kong, where Dell has launched the smartphone globally. The HK$3,999 (roughly $515) worth device sports a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi b/g/n, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.3 EDR, FM Radio and an eight-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash. It ...

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    Looks like Dell might be clearing their inventory to make way for new models (the Android Venue, perhaps?). The Streak, while labeled a tablet, is unique because its 5" screen size makes it small enough for use as a phone, as it can easily slide into a pocket. You could think of the device like a small tablet or a large phone. Previously priced at $580, the AT&T 3G-capable device is now being sold for just $400 for the 16GB model, with a ship date of early January. If you've been holding out, this might be a good time to buy. Source: Dell Via: Engadget

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    Dell Mobility Store is basically paying you $25 to get an HTC Droid Incredible in an offer ending November 29, 2010 (or while supplies last). If once you were dreaming about the best Android device out there, now, eight months or so later, you get a $25 Dell Gift Card to go with your free HTC Droid Incredible from Dell Mobility Store when you sign a new two-year activation through Dell's web site. Rated by us at that time at 4.5/5, the Droid Incredible is sporting a 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8650 Snapdragon Processor, 8GB of internal storage, 748MB ROM, 512MB RAM, 3.7-inch SLCD WVGA (480 x 800) ...

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    The Dell Venue Pro, like the other crop of Windows Phone 7 devices, can record video in 720p HD. The device also benefits from the quick-on camera, which can be activated by pressing and holding the camera button on the side of the phone, even when the device is locked. Here's a look at the quality of the video. As you can tell, the colors are a bit dull, and motion isn't terribly fluid. If you want to take a look at how the Venue Pro performs taking 5MP photos, you can see a view samples below: - Indoor - Indoor macro - Outdoor

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    After a pretty fun unboxing of the highly-anticipated Dell Venue Pro, we now dive deeper into the hardware in this video. The Venue Pro is becoming even more relevant now that it's making round at the FCC with AT&T 3G bands. The Windows Phone 7-running Venue Pro device is a commanding smartphone. The screen is huge, the device is heavy, but it feels very high-quality in-hand. It's a substantial phone that is ready to get down to business. The curved glass, while serving really no purpose in terms of utility, looks and feels good, and does a really good job at staying free of fingerprints. ...

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    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 ...

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    The last missing piece to the Windows Phone 7 launch devices is the Dell Venue Pro. It's quite possible that we've saved the best for last. The Venue Pro has the largest AMOLED display currently shipping on any phone, at 4.1". Its claim to fame is that it has a full slide-down keyboard for text entry, making for a form factor that is quite rare, and interesting. It's locked to T-Mobile, so don't expect to use your AT&T SIM in the Venue Pro right now, unless you're able to unlock the device yourself. First impressions of the device is that while it's heavy, it has a super high level of ...

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    The Dell Venue, sans "Pro" and hardware keyboard, is set to hit Korea by the end of this year, running Google Android 2.2 Froyo and hopefully upgradeable to 2.3 Gingerbread soon. Dell Venue has passed FCC at the end of October without the slide-up QWERTY hardware keyboard to be found on its Windows Phone 7 Dell Venue Pro sibling. The forecasted price will be around 700,000 South Korean Wons (around $608) and the fact that it will arrive to Korea by the end of this month means that a U.S. launch is also imminent. The device will have a similar 4.1-inch WVGA display like the Venue Pro, ...

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    Following yesterday's news of ongoing Dell Venue Pro delays, the company has clarified its shipping schedule and is offering some incentives to help make up for not delivering the smartphones as planned. Sure enough, there are some Venue Pros nearly ready to ship out to those who pre-ordered the handset, and they'll start to head out by the end of the week. While the stocks don't appear sufficient to handle all the orders Dell has received, at least the company isn't waiting until 2011 to begin fulfilling them. Dell said that just when a customer ends up getting his or her Venue Pro will ...

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    We've seen some good smartphone deals around here before, and this one is right up there with the best of them: not only is Dell Mobility -- by way of authorized dealer Simplexity -- offering Verizon's Motorola Droid X free on contract, it's actually throwing in a $25 gift card to sweeten the deal. Plus, you get free shipping as well as free activation on as many lines as you sign up for, up to a $135 value. Even those folks renewing a contract will get the Dell Dollars, although the price of the phone is bumped up to a still-reasonable $20. Even though the Droid X was released back in ...

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    Remember when Dell was planning to ship out Venue Pros to those who had pre-ordered the Windows Phone 7 handset on December 9, for delivery by today? Didn't so much happen. Customers are now receiving communication from Dell explaining that the phone won't ship until the first week of January. The initial launch of the Venue Pro was sullied by hardware problems and insufficient stocks. Optimistic that the company had worked out its issues with the phone and had manufacturing back on track, users began placing orders for the Venue Pro with shipping dates promised in December. The company ...

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    If you have a Dell Streak you probably already know they come in two flavors: locked, and unlocked. If you've got an unlocked version (one that did not ship with an AT&T SIM), and want to get your Froyo update now, go to Settings, About device, System updates. If you've got a locked version of the Streak, you're not so lucky. If the "internal memo" that Streak Smart got their hands on is accurate, you won't be seeing your update to Froyo until the week of January 12th, 2011. How many Streak owners do we have out there? Are you locked or unlocked? Source: Streak Smart

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    Dell is showing off its crown jewel -- the Dell Venue Pro, one of the most anticipated Windows Phone 7 handsets -- in a 45 second video featuring the cool hardware keyboard and the almost borderless screen with a curvature to it. If you have just made up your mind and want this beauty, remember you can now order it from Dell at $99 for the 8GB version shipping December 9. Besides the 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED and the only slide-down QWERTY keyboard, it packs a 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, WLAN802.11b/g, Bluetooth® 2.1 EDR, USB 2.0 HS and comes in two ...

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    Yesterday we saw that Dell was showing a $150 price tag and 12/14 ship date for the 16GB version of the Dell Venue Pro. That page was shortly taken down. Today, both pages are back up, except this time, we see the pricing for the 8GB Venue Pro, at $99, with a corresponding ship date of 12/9. And actually, the 16GB model's ship date has been rolled back almost a week to 12/9. That's pretty soon! If you don't want to go on-contract for either of these devices, they'll cost you $450 (8GB) and $500 (16GB) outright. Source: Dell Via: Engadget

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    Update: Looks like Dell pulled the page offline! Perhaps they need to further fine tune the ship date and price (Thanks Jeff). The last missing part to the Windows Phone 7 launch devices is the Dell Venue Pro, the nifty bottom-sliding WP7 phone that rocks a huge 4.1" display and a spacious hardware keyboard below the screen. Up until now, we weren't entirely sure of the shipping date and price for the device. But now, the Venue Pro is showing on Dell's website with a ship date of 12/14 and a price of $149 with a new two year contract, or $499 if you want to buy outright. If you do buy it ...

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    Dell's stylish-but-troubled Windows Phone 7-powered Venue Pro may be exhibiting signs of yet another defect, as several owners on XDA are reporting that the latest batch of units to hit Microsoft stores are unable to read standard SIM cards. By our count, ten separate handsets -- many of them sold at the Oak Brook, Illinois location -- have been reported as defective, with users claiming that even phones which originally recognized their cards turned defective after a soft reset. Ironically, several of the forum posters experienced this issue with Venue Pros that had been swapped out for ...

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    Let's just say Dell didn't have a perfect Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 launch despite the fact that this handset was the most anticipated of all; there were shortages in initial stock, there were WiFi bugs but there were exchanges promised too. For the first time Dell came forward and made a blog post about the Dell Venue Pro, according to which the company promises to ramp up it device production so that they can benefit from a larger scale launch, with U.S. T-Mobile being a priority. Regarding the memory on the handset, "Dell will only support the micro SD card configuration that you ...

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    If you've got an Android-powered Rogers Acer Liquid E or Dell Streak, your wait to get Froyo on your phone is (or is almost) over! Rogers is pointing Liquid E users to http://bit.ly/dfBKIu to get the update. Once there, select Smart Handheld, Liquid, Liquid E, and follow the instructions from there. The update apparently works for Fido as well. Streak owners on the other hand have a split OTA deployment. The first phase started on November 15th, phase two will happen sometime in December. If you purchased your Streak as an unlocked unit you will be upgraded first -- your update doesn't ...

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    Dell's President of Communication Solutions Ronald G. Garriques decided to leave the company as a yesterday's filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states. He will go to his Dell office for the last time on January 28, 2011 -- but will collaborate as a consultant throughout the year 2011 -- after being with Dell since 2007 when the company brought him along from Motorola. While active in his position, Dell has re-entered the smartphone with the release of the Dell Streak Android slate-phone and the highly anticipated Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 handset (which ...

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