After a horrendous launch, Dell’s Windows Phone 7 is finally ready to hit the markets again. Hopefully this time all the problems have been ironed out, and Dell hasn’t lost all their potential customers. The Dell Venue Pro is now available for order on their website. You can purchase the 8GB version for $99.99 or $16GB version for 149.99, both with a 2-year T-Mobile contract. If you don’t want to be tied down, you can purchase them off-contract for $449 and $499 respectively. The phones will be shipped out December 9 and if you can wait for a few days, delivery will be free as well. In case you need to be reminded, the Dell Venue Pro is a WP7 device with a portrait sliding QWERTY keyboard- the only one available on the market at the moment. Is it just me or is the copy on the website misleading? “Smart. Any way you slide it.” How many ways can you slide the phone? Click here to buy the Dell Venue Pro.
Dell Venue Pro on the receiving end of Windows Phone Tango update
The Dell Venue Pro comes has one advantage this time around, where it is on the receiving end of the Windows Phone Tango update. After all, this is not exactly the newest smartphone around, and to see the hardware still being supported is definitely worth a look. The Venue Pro is nearly a couple of years in age, and has the virtue of being one of the first Windows Phone powered devices to arrive at the market, so to see it being supported by the latest updates is always an encouraging sight.
To date, it was revealed that only one user in Germany was on the receiving end of this update on his handset, although others should follow suit pretty soon. Do bear in mind that this is not the Windows Phone 7.8 update which was promised to current Windows Phone 7.5-powered devices, and there is no certainty that this particular device will receive the update as well. Still, to see Dell extend such support is always worth mulling over.
Dell Windows 8 Tablet Details Leaked
Some leaked documents have found their way over to our friends over at Neowin (via MyBroadband) and it indicates that Dell’s first tablet will be called the Latitude 10. The documents show that the Latitude 10 will have a 10.1-inch screen and it will be running Windows 8. Besides that, the display will apparently have a resolution of 1366 x 768 and the whole setup will be powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor that is said to be based on the Clover Trail platform.
Dell to Stop Smartphone Sales in U.S
If you are an avid fan of Dell smartphones and you also live in U.S, we regrettably inform you that you will not be able to purchase a Dell smartphone in the land of the free anymore because the company has allegedly stopped their sales of smartphones in the U.S. From online reports, it seems that the company has decided to reinvent their mobile strategy in order to concentrate on higher margin profits and upcoming markets.