Dell Starts Shipping Unlocked 'Venue' Windows Phone 7 Device

Dell's Venue Pro has been a relative mystery. While the phone was launched months ago along with the other first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets, actually finding one has been tricky. For one, it's only available on T-Mobile, and both the carrier and Dell have had issues keeping them around. But now, there's something that may take the attention away from their supply channel and back on WP7. The Dell Venue has officially launched in the U.S., shortly after becoming available in other markets overseas.

The Dell Venue just lacks the "Pro," which means it also lacks a pull-out keyboard. This is the thinner, sleeker version, but only for those who are okay with only an on-screen virtual keyboard. The Venue has a 4.1" touch panel (WVGA resolution), an 8MP camera, Android 2.2 (Froyo), Stage software (for organizing multi-media), a 1GHz QSD 8250 processor, a microSD card slot, and a 1400mAh battery.

It's on sale now for $499.99 without a T-Mobile or AT&T contract, and we're led to believe that this particular model is completely unlocked for use on any GSM carrier that you please.
Via:  Dell
3vi1 3 years ago

>> Dell Starts Shipping Unlocked 'Venue' Windows Phone 7 Device

That's an incredibly misleading title, isn't it? The article is about them shipping an Android phone that's not even the same hardware as the "Windows Phone 7 Device".

RMedley 3 years ago

Your statement does raise my curiosity on this device 3vi1, as an Android device this one is definitely more attractive to me personally, than it would be as a Windows phone 7 device. I don't know though in the price range there are and will continue to be much better devices on the market. The inclusion of a singular processor most definitely takes away from my curiosity on this one really. For basically the same price in the next month or so I will be able to get a much more capable device!

coolice 3 years ago

from what i can decipher from the article...

Venue Pro = Win 7 with a keyboard?

Venue = no keyboard, Android 2.2

I think Ray might have gotten the names a bit confused. Its cool, we're all human.


We can always google on our own to confirm

3vi1 3 years ago

I don't think he's confused - I just think he gets a nickel every time he uses Windows Phone 7 in an article title. Haha... :)

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