After much disappointment over delays, the Dell Venue Pro is on sale. You can order yours for only $99.00 with a new contract. The highly anticipated device runs Windows Phone 7 under its shiny hood. The above cost is for the 8GB handset. The 16GB version will set you back only $149.00. If you don’t want to sign a contract with T-Mobile, you can snap up the goods for either $449 or $499. Dell is promising shipment by December 9th along with free shipping if you don’t need the gadget in your hands the next day.
Dell claims that using this device will lead to a more productive you. “It’s about mobile productivity…doing more in fewer steps…just the way you want it.”
We see the Venue Pro for everyday people with a diverse range of full and busy lives. They need to stay connected, be productive and keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family. Dell designed the Venue Pro to be a multi-purpose always-connected device to help people be more efficient, always connected and entertained.
The features appear to be pretty sweet:
- Stunning 4.1” WVGA AMOLED capacitive, multi-touch display
- A full portrait QWERTY keyboard to provide a better viewing & messaging experience
- Elliptical, slender form provides elegance in a pocket-friendly size
- Gorilla Glass for unprecedented durability and scratch resistance
- Office Mobile built in
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash camera
- Full 720p video recording capability
- 1 gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
The Venue Pro looks like the most enterprise-focused WP7 device yet. Early reviews have been very positive and even enthusiastic. While this phone will not be an “iPhone killer,” it sure seems as though it’s going to be the leading WP7 device on the market in a very short amount of time.