The Dell Venue Pro is a pretty good Windows Phone handset. It’s fast, easy to use and the slide-out keyboard is responsive too. Dell did a fantastic job with the Dell Venue Pro that runs Windows Phone 7, so it’s no wonder that we had high hopes for the Android-powered Dell Venue.
The Dell Venue is an Android 2.2 Froyo smart phone which inherits the same high build quality from its Windows Phone 7 counterpart. Out of the box the Dell Venue is equipped to run on T-Mobile’s network and also European 3G networks, so it’s a highly versatile device.
Specifications for the Dell Venue Pro are pretty typical for Windows Phone 7 and include the following:
- Windows Phone 7 operating system
- 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
- Slide-up display with QWERTY portrait keyboard
- 5 megapixel camera with single LED flash
- 4.1 inch WVGA (480×800) capacitive touch AMOLED Gorilla Glass display
- Dedicated, touch-sensitive Back, Start, and Search areas
- Proximity sensor, light sensor and digital compass
- Integrated GPS
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
- Bluetooth 2.1
- FM radio
- 3.5 mm headset jack
- 1400 mAh battery
- Non-accessible micro SD card slot with included 8GB card
- Dimensions: 4.76 x 2.54 x 0.59 inches and 6.74 ounces
Design and OS:
Venue Pro is the shear size of the thing. It’s tall enough with the keyboard shut, but when you open it the phone feels a bit like holding a skyscraper in your palm – it’s a full 162mm tall.
The screen is the largest shipping AMOLED panel at 4.1″ and WVGA 800x 480 resolutions. The sliding mechanism of Venue Pro is smooth and swift, and the black and chrome colour scheme isn’t unappealing.The Venue is running with the Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon CPU supported by 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and 16GB of storage via the micro SD card. The handset feels very speedy, no matter whether you’re messing around on the web using the excellent Internet Explorer browser, or just watching a few videos.
Stability and performance
Dell Venue Pro has been as stable as my HD7 and other WP7 devices. IT can be connected via both WiFi and 3G for Marketplace downloads and the device never stumbled or locked up even if 25 apps are in queue of downloading. IT provides 3G signal and have no concerns with RF reception quality. The battery of Venue Pro is bit better than my HD7 and WP7 devices