Posts tagged with: Venue Pro

[Full Venue Pro review] Dell's first Windows Phone 7 device, the Venue Pro is the only Windows Phone 7 with a portrait style slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It's screen is a 4.1-inch 480 x 800 WVGA resolution AMOLED screen. Inside the Venue Pro is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM. On the back is a five-megapixel camera capable of 720p video recording with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Venue Pro news, reviews and videos:

  • by | October 9, 2013 7:00 AM

    Microsoft has an opportunity here. It may not realize it, being minus one CEO and all, but there is opportunity for advancement here. Android is a fantastically popular operating system. It's incredible. The meteoric rise of Android from Verizon's DROID to what it is today has been a beautiful thing to behold. But there is one place were Android has not been able to make a dent. Sure it has made nicks here and there, but no dents. And that is in the tablet space. You remember tablets, right? They're those things that run iOS and make people vomit. It's almost silly how absolutely and ...

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  • by | June 29, 2012 1:00 PM

    The news that Windows 8 won't be coming to existing handsets can't be doing much to make owners of those phones feel like their handsets are still well-supported. Despite those misgivings, we're at least seeing Tango distribution continue to spread, hitting the Lumia 710 and 800. While we expect Nokia to be on top updates for its models, today we get a little news that's somewhat surprising, with the first reports of Tango arriving for Dell's Venue Pro. The DVP has never seemed able to catch a break, getting Mango late, facing problems with its WiFi connectivity, and having a broken ...

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  • by | March 29, 2012 3:26 AM

    Both Android and Windows Phone fans can feel a little bit sad today as a Dell spokesman recently told PCWorld about the company's plans to retire the Dell Venue and the Venue Pro from the American market. "Mobility products have shorter lifecycles than laptops and desktops", the spokesperson said, but we knew that and Dell definitely knew that some two years ago when they entered the smartphone game. However, the company will continue to sell its phones outside of the U.S. and will introduce more mobile products in the States later this year, but it is uncertain whether there will be ...

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  • by | December 1, 2011 1:34 AM

    It has not been an easy road being a Dell Venue Pro owner. You can take your pick of issues the phone has faced: WiFi problems, a broken digital compass, or just the weeks and weeks of waiting for Mango. While most every other Windows Phone smartphone was seeing Mango arrive, DVP owners on AT&T (along with the Samsung Focus version 1.4) were starting to look left behind in the dark ages. Late last month, Microsoft updated its notes on Mango distribution, mentioning that these last couple of models had moved onto the "testing" phase. Now, a month later, Mango is finally headed out to those ...

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  • by | November 19, 2011 2:52 AM

    Dell's Venue Pro feels almost like the sickly child amongst the first-wave of Windows Phone siblings. Its launch got off to a pretty rocky start, and an update aimed at fixing many of its software woes didn't drop until mid-way through 2011. The latest trial to face the DVP came with Mango's arrival on the scene, where the update included broken support for the hardware's digital compass. Now, Dell's finally speaking out about the compass, and what it has to say doesn't sound like very good news. Dell's Chief Blogger Lionel Menchaca recently responded to a Twitter message inquiring about ...

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  • by | October 31, 2011 8:07 PM

    For most of us, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is now a reality, and we've managed to upgrade our devices without too many hiccups. Not everyone is so lucky, though, and owners of the Dell Venue Pro and version 1.4 of the Samsung Focus hardware are patiently waiting for news of the their Mango updates to arrive. We can't yet break the good news, but at least there's progress being made, with Microsoft updating its own Windows Phone Update Schedule page. Both the Dell Venue Pro and Samsung Focus 1.4 on AT&T are now in the "testing" phase of their Mango updates. Granted, that will likely still mean ...

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  • by | October 14, 2011 3:26 PM

    It seems like the Dell Venue pro has been taking quite a bashing lately, and sadly, that's not about to stop now. Owners of the device have been noticing problems with the phone's digital compass, and analysis of the phone's system logs from a Mango update indicate something fishy going on with the compass driver file. This problem popped up in an XDA-Discussions forum thread last week, where users who forced Zune to update their DVPs to Mango noticed the phone's compass wasn't behaving correctly. Further analysis showed that attempts to read the phone's orientation consistently returned ...

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  • by | October 12, 2011 7:24 PM

    Late last month Microsoft attempted to clarify how Mango's internet sharing would arrive on existing WP7 hardware. The issue, ultimately, depended on the presence of new drivers to let Mango take full advantage of the phone's WiFi hardware. Does that mean we might hope to see the feature make it to all WP7 handsets, eventually? Some detective work by the users over at the XDA-Developers forums suggests we could be stuck with one particular WP7 phone that gets left behind the rest. All Windows Phone models that can already form a wireless hotspot are powered by Broadcom's 4329 chip. It's so ...

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  • by | October 11, 2011 1:21 PM

    Microsoft finally threw all you Windows Phone users, waiting for news about when to expect your Mango updates, a bone this week, officially confirming that Mango would get here "in the next week or two". For information on when progress was being made for individual carriers, the company refers users to its "Where's my phone update?" page, but that's yet to reflect the distribution of Mango. For more detail, we'll have to turn to the manufacturers themselves. Dell, for one, spilled the beans on its update plans earlier today. If you've got a fully-unlocked Dell Venue Pro, you'll have no ...

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  • by | September 24, 2011 5:19 AM

    There might be a mystery around the Dell Venue Pro's Mango update on AT&T (those on T-Mobile are in to get the refresh this fall), but the phone is reportedly getting the 2.12 update as we speak. According to WPCentral, AT&T variants of the Dell Venue Pro are being pushed the 2.12 update, which is trying to fix all the issues users were having on their devices and complaining about. Among other things, it will finally bring the WiFi fix and, with the update out, can make us feel more optimistic about the Mango refresh on AT&T. Source: WPCentral

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  • by | September 17, 2011 7:38 AM

    When you bought a Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone in the past from Dell, you had the opportunity of choosing the phone with a two-year contract on T-Mobile, AT&T or get the phone unlocked. Things have changed a little bit recently. If you head over to Dell by following the source link you'll see that there is no carrier mention anymore. You can only purchase unlocked phones (of course, with the mention that you can choose the device with either AT&T or T-Mobile band support). This could mean several things! First of all, it can mean that Dell has exited the Windows Phone game as we were ...

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  • by | August 2, 2011 4:19 PM

    A month ago we saw how you could update your Windows Phone to the latest Windows Phone Mango Beta but since then Redmond updated the build and released the Beta 2 of Mango which brings quite a lot of changes. In this video walkthrough we'll show you how to update basically any Windows Phone to the latest build 7712 of Mango, the Beta 2. The prerequisites are quite the same: you have to have a NoDo-powered Windows Phone and make sure you've got plenty of battery juice left! 1. Download the tool found at step 1 at the link below, version 0.3. 2. Download and install the Windows Phone Support ...

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  • by | July 26, 2011 5:38 PM

    After waiting for months, word finally came in June that an update to the Dell Venue Pro, one which would aim to address stability problems with the smartphone, would finally be arriving this summer. Some DVPs that were sent in for servicing reportedly came back to their owners with the update already installed, but there was still no way to upgrade your own phone. Then, just last week, the update landed, with an announcement that it was headed out to users everywhere. Well, that turned out to be premature, causing the company to backtrack and inform users of the phone on T-Mobile in the ...

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  • by | July 21, 2011 11:22 AM

    Sometimes, we have the opportunity to tell you about a hot leaked ROM, or an eagerly-anticipated update arriving suddenly out of the blue; sadly, this is not one of those times, with news coming our way of delays in getting code out to a couple smartphones on T-Mobile. Just this morning, we reported on the new software becoming available for the Dell Venue Pro, not just for international users, but those on T-Mobile in the States, as well. This news came straight from Dell's rep via Twitter, so it seemed authoritative. Not so fast, though, because a follow-up tweet has revealed that the ...

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  • by | July 21, 2011 6:35 AM

    The Dell Venue Pro is a great Windows Phone but is unfortunately plagued by some issues out of which the WiFi problem being the most serious. A month ago we heard that the update should be out soon and more details emerged and now it appears to be rolling out. According to Dell's Lionel Menchaca, the update for the Venue Pro "starts rolling out today for T-Mobile customers in the US + all other customers outside the US". Its purpose is to fix to WiFi -- and other -- problems users are experiencing with the handset (in a similar manner to the LG Optimus 7, Samsung Omnia 7 and HTC Mozart ...

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