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REVEALED: Dell plans to launch the Dell Venue Pro in Germany
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 19.01.11 - 15:03:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 11564x
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At today's CeBIT Preview event in Munich, Dell told us that it plans to launch its first Windows Phone 7, the Dell Venue Pro, in Germany and maybe even further European countries. The Venue Pro, which was announced back in October during Microsoft's global Windows Phone 7 launch, is so far only available in the U.S. and announced for the UK. Powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm CPU, the Dell Venue Pro supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)/HSUPA (5.76 Mbps) at 900/1700/2100 MHz, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. The 4.1" Gorilla Glass protected AMOLED touchscreen supports the Windows Phone 7 typical WVGA resolution, like the 5 megapixel autofocus camera.

However, a unique highlight is the Venue Pro's portrait slide-out keyboard which makes it the only Windows Phone 7 device with a portrait keyboard.

Nevertheless, it looks like that Dell is yet not anything close to launch the Venue Pro in Germany because the demo devices had the US QWERTY keyboard instead of the German QWERTZ keyboard. Anyway, while Dell was unable to confirm a planned release date, the company spokesperson highlighted that it's the only Windows Phone 7 vendor today which is also able to help its corporate customers to upgrade their backend infrastructure to make it Windows Phone 7 compliant; for instance to take full benefit from Windows Phone 7's SharePoint 2010 integration.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Carl Cornichon on 24.01.11 - 22:11:04

Oh really, they plan to launch it? Well, IT IS ABOUT TIME! It is now several MONTHS after the launch of WP7 and the "intended" launch of the DVP. Dell is completely inept. The DVP was the device with the most problems of the entire WP7 range. Also it is not understandable that Americans as opposed to Europeans should be the first to be offered the DVP. A discriminating launch only aggravates my anger! Dell, I would kick you in your balls if you had any, so hard you would never launch a phone ever again. Leave the business to serious high-quality manufacturers.

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