Dell’s Venue Pro Still Has A Few Tricks Left; Tango Reportedly Arriving

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 digital compass which Dell never got around to fixing. A little earlier this year, we learned that Dell had officially pulled the plug on the handset, in the US at least. Considering all its been through, expectations for continued support have been understandably low; we would have thought that Tango for the DVP would be an afterthought, at best, but instead it’s arriving in-step with the big boys.

So far, the DVP’s Tango update has been reported by an owner of an unlocked handset in Germany; we’ve yet to get a sense of how widespread distribution may be at the moment, or what this means for users of the DVP in the States. And before you ask, no, this doesn’t appear to fix the compass.

Source: WMPoweruser

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!