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Venue Pro

Dell Venue Pro now available on AT&T

May 5th, 2011

Dell’s Venue Pro smartphone had its share of setbacks at launch, but we really grew to enjoy the device once the wrinkles were all ironed out. The build is outstanding, the design is sleek, the slightly curved display is unique, the 4.1-inch AMOLED display is nice and vivid, and we have big hopes for Microsoft’s Windows …

NoDo Windows Phone 7 update rolling out to Dell Venue Pro today

March 30th, 2011

Lionel Menchaca, a writer on Dell’s Direct2Dell blog, confirmed via his Twitter account that Dell will begin rolling out the “NoDo” Windows Phone update to Venue Pro owners today. NoDo will add copy/paste functionality to the Venue Pro, and user should also see speed improvements within applications — thanks to some smaller performance tweaks. Menchaca …

Dell Venue Pro available today, ships December 9th

December 1st, 2010

It’s official. Via a press release, Dell has announced that its Windows Phone 7 handset offering, the Venue Pro, is now up for grabs. The device, which boasts a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and vertical slide-out QWERTY-keyboard, will start at $99.99 (8GB) with a signed 2-year contract on wireless provier T-Mobile. Dell says the device will ship …

Windows Phone 7 jailbreak imminent

November 12th, 2010

As noted by enthusiast blog istartedsomething, Windows Phone 7 is on the verge of being jailbroken. Actually, hackers have already gained root access Windows Phone 7’s registry and file system — their methods simply aren’t yet bundled up in a nice little user-friendly package. “Jailbreaking” or “rooting” is a process that will allow users to …

Dell responds to complaints of a Venue Pro Wi-Fi bug

November 11th, 2010

Earlier this week, BGR exclusively broke news concerning a bug plaguing several owners of the new Dell Venue Pro smartphone. Users reported an inability to connect their devices to secured Wi-Fi networks. Dell issued an official response to the report on a company blog Thursday morning: We have confirmed that the Wi-Fi connectivity issue that …

Dell Venue Pro plagued by Wi-Fi bug [Updated]

November 9th, 2010

The Dell Venue Pro, which became available on Monday, may be affected by a troublesome bug. According to several BGR readers, the new Windows Phone 7 handset from Dell is unable to connect to protected Wi-Fi networks. Affected users report that when they attempt to connect to a secured Wi-Fi network using the standard Wi-Fi …

Dell ditches BlackBerry in favor of Windows Phone 7

November 5th, 2010

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Dell CFO Brian Gladden announced that the company would be replacing current employee phones with its own devices. According to Gladden, approximately 25,000 Dell employees will soon ditch their BlackBerry smartphones in favor of company issued Dell Venue Pro handsets. The Windows Phone 7-powered Venue Pro won’t …

Dell Venue Pro to get an Android-powered twin?

October 27th, 2010

It may have come as a surprise to many smartphone enthusiasts — it definitely surprised us — but Dell announced what many believe to be the most attractive Windows Phone 7 launch option when it unveiled the Venue Pro. The sleek device features a portrait-orientated sliding QWERTY keypad, a 4.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera …