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    You may have already heard about many Dell Venue Pro customers having issues with their devices freezing while downloading files or apps over WiFi. For a video on how to reproduce the problem and see if you've got it, check out our post here. One customer has posted in the Dell Community forum that replacing the microSD card that comes with the Dell Venue Pro has solved the problem. "zeevDVP" has replaced his with a Sandisk class 2 32GB card and 8GB card and reports that both have solved the freezing problem. Matthew Miller of ZDNet has even replaced his microSD card with a 32Gb version ...

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    Dell has launched its Android 2.2 Froyo-powered Dell Venue in the US, in versions for both AT&T and T-Mobile 3G. Both models cost $500, and are only available unlocked. Close cousin to the Dell Venue Pro Windows Mobile 7 (minus the keyboard), the Venue runs on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, features a 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED display, and sports a 720o-capable eight-megapixel camera. Each variant supports 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE, with AT&T's doing 850/1900/2100MHz WCDMA (HSPA) and T-Mo's featuring 900/1700/2100MHz WCDMA -- this is the one that we reviewed. They're suitable for ...

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    Dell did a fantastic job with the Dell Venue Pro that runs Windows Phone 7, so it's no wonder that we had high hopes for the Android-powered Dell Venue. Once known as the Thunder, the Dell Venue is an Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone which inherits the same high build quality from its Windows Phone 7 counterpart. It's also utilizing Dell's proprietary Stage UI, made famous by the Dell Streak. Out of the box the Dell Venue is equipped to run on T-Mobile's network and also European 3G networks, so it's a highly versatile device. Do we have another winner on our hands? BOX CONTENTS The Venue ...

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    The Dell Venue, the Venue Pro's Android cousin, isn't even in wide release yet, but tinkerers have already managed to develop a working process by which to root the smartphone. If you like your phones big and heavy, you'll probably dig the solidly-constructed Venue, which we praised for its build quality and great display. For a close look at what makes the phone tick, you should check out both our hardware and software review videos. The ever-resourceful crew over at the XDA-Developers Forum has come up with a short series of steps you can take to try opening up your Venue. Initial ...

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    After taking a closer look at the glorious hardware of the Dell Venue, we now wanted to walk you through what Dell has done in the software department to make the Venue unique. Previously known as the Thunder, the Venue brings forth Dell's Android Stage UI from the Dell Streak. This simply means that instead of smaller widgets, Dell likes full-screen widgets that take on just one function. For many, this might mean multiple home screens filled with large widgets, for better or for worse. You get about eight widgets to choose from including: Home (with weather and recently used apps), ...

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    AT&T users may soon have the opportunity to check out Dell's Windows Phone 7 device on their network, as a Dell Venue Pro featuring a cellular radio compatible with AT&T's 3G band has been discovered, available for pre-order. We talked about the possibility of AT&T getting the Venue Pro last month, when FCC filings revealed the reconfigured smartphone. We haven't heard any news on the possibility of AT&T carrying the WP7 device since then, but considering all the trouble Dell had even getting the phone out to T-Mobile customers, we wouldn't have expected a rushed introduction to AT&T. ...

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    We were thoroughly impressed with Dell's first Windows Phone 7 device, in fact, we rated it a 4.5/5 in our review of the Venue Pro. It was fast, had an extremely high level of build quality, and it packed a fantastic slide-down keyboard that made text entry a breeze. A recent tweet from a BBC reporter reveals that Dell has plans for more Windows Phone 7 handsets, thanks to the huge demand they've seen for the Venue Pro: Windows Phone 7: Michael Dell tells me demand for these phones is higher than Dell can supply, but guards "we don't make *that* many". Michael Dell, btw, was carrying two ...

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    Times certainly are changing. Devices that can boast a larger screen are becoming the current fad. By increasing screen sizes manufacturers hope to fortify users' ability to multitask and become even more efficient by maximizing usability. Dell has jumped onto the bandwagon by releasing the Dell Streak, an Android tablet device that also doubles as a phone. The 5" screen certainly creates a long list of possibilities, but will the screen be too big, making the phone cumbersome? Read on to find out! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing of the Dell Streak. The box comes loaded with just about ...

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    The Dell Venue Pro is the second-to-last launch device to sport the new Windows Phone 7 operating system. It's possible that they've saved the best for the end, though, because the Venue Pro features a slick slide-down keyboard, fantastic build quality, and great performance. The sleek form factor comes at a cost though, and this smarpthone isn't for everyone. In this review we'll cover the hardware and software of the phone and leave you with a final reccomendation on whether you should buy a Venue Pro. BOX CONTENTS It was a bit strange for us to unbox a smartphone with the Dell logo on ...

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    Back in December, the Dell Venue Pro's started shipping. We reviewed the 8Gb version and it seemed like the best Windows Phone 7 on the market. Unfortunately if you ordered a 16Gb version, the story might be awfully different. I got my first 16Gb Dell Venue Pro on December 23rd, 2010 and I soon noticed that it would freeze up or go to a totally black screen (except for the clock) while downloading and installing large apps over WiFi. There is a long thread in the Dell support forums about this issue. Those of us experiencing the problem had to call Dell to schedule an exchange. If you ...

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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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