It’s true! Get ready to experience a more productive you with Dell’s new Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 smartphone with T-Mobile service set to be available in the U.S. this holiday season. It’s about mobile productivity…doing more in fewer steps…just the way you want it.
Update from Lionel: I just published an updated Dell Venue Pro post. To centralize the conversation, I've closed comments on this post. If you want to comment or ask questions about the Dell Venue Pro, please go to my updated post.
Bill Gorden here, Smartphone General Manager within Dell’s Communication Solutions Group. Today I’m here at Center 548 with my colleague Julie Hrudicka in New York City, representing Dell at the launch event for Microsoft’s all-new Windows Phone 7 operating system. Center 548 is a hip international cultural arts exhibition and event venue located in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. We’re here talking to media, bloggers and attendees about the benefits of the new Windows Phone platform, the Dell Venue Pro, and new experiences customers will enjoy. I'm willing to bet reaction from Windows Phone 7 will continue to drive the front page of Techmeme for a while.
Update from Lionel: Click on any of these Dell Venue Pro images to see larger versions.
You might ask, who the Dell Venue Pro is for? 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.
So, while we're not yet ready to share all details of the Dell Venue Pro, let me highlight some of its key features:
And, since we’re here in New York participating in Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 launch, let me call out some of the highlights and use cases for the new operating system:
Want to hear what people are saying about the all-new Dell Venue Pro? Follow the conversation on Twitter using the #DellVenuePro and #windowsphone hashtags.
Stay tuned, as we prepare to soon announce additional information for the Dell Venue Pro including pricing, plan options and available purchase paths.
Thanks and we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Best, Bill Gorden
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I really really really really wish this phone was coming to Sprint
Is there anyway I can sign-up to be notified of availability? I want this phone on day one.
any idea on release dates?
Can we expect to see 5" and/or 7" versions? When?
When can we expect to see different carriers (Sprint, AT&T)?
does it uses a micro/usb interface or the same 30 pin that the streak uses ?
Please out a horizontal slider with the same form factor I would buy it in a heartbeat. I am a power user with big hands and this is the exact reason as to why I don't use a blackberry.
Folks... thanks for the interest in the Dell Venue Pro. There's not a whole lot I can share at this point. When that changes, we'll publish more posts on Direct2Dell. In the meantime, I recommend following the #DellVenuePro hashtag on Twitter.
@npnMD: It has a micoUSB port on the bottom. Take a look at this shot in the photo gallery from Engadget's hands-on.
Will the Dell Venue Pro be sold in Canada or at least sold unlocked? Or is it exclusive to the United States and on T-Mobile?
In Europe we will ever see the Dell Venue Pro? It will come out in Dell Italy?
Please reply me
@Firestorm and Vinegar: Thanks for the interest.
All we said yesterday is that it will be available to customers in the United States from T-Mobile. When there are more details to share, I will do it here on Direct2Dell and on Twitter using the #DellVenuePro hashtag.
When I read your posts it seems to me that Dell doesn't deny that the Dell Venue Pro will hit the markets in europe at some time(hopefully also in the Netherlands). Is that correct?
Be prepared to wait . . . and wait . . . and wait . . .
I’ve been months asking Lionel et al when we might expect the Streak (first released on June 4 in the UK) to make an appearance in Canada, and there’s not even a hint that it WILL happen, let alone when. They’ve made the effort to take that unique device all the way to far away markets such as Australia and now India before sending a truck across the border to us.
Breath-holding definitely NOT recommended . . .
Btw, shouldn't there better be a front-facing camera??
thanks for the response lionel.
i was reading that it would have an 8gb storage -- will it also have a micro usb slot?
This phones doesn't offer anything not already offered by other smart phones. Where's the incentive to buy?
@J.M.S. Noted. If things change with the Dell Streak and Canada, I'll be sure to let you know.
@aikiwolfie: Several folks like the portrait keyboard, and from some limited time with it, I can say that the both keyboards work well. The virtual WP7 keyboard is solid. Could definitely see myself using the slider KB for e-mails (and maybe tweets), and using the virtual keyboard for other things like web browsing, searches, etc.
I have been hearing that the Venue Pro maybe getting a UK release before Christmas. If it is please make sure that there is an unlocked version as I and many others are willing to buy it offline for £400-£500. This phone is to good to be exclusive to just one mobile operator you won't get many people buying the phone if it is. If you do make it exclusive to one operator please give the option for consumers to buy an offline version directly from you and with at least 16gb memory.
I know that this seems like a big request but it would be good to see what the consumer wants as HTC hasn't in the UK and I and many others are disappointed about how many of the new phones are exclusive to different operators and have limited storage space. But please sell an unlocked version as I really want this phone and it will sell loads if it is more available to all. It worked for the Galaxy S and now the iPhone.
can i clear up the 2 variants coming out, based on pdadb specs 2 variants will come out
one is the EU-US version with 900/1700/2100 3g bands obviously for Tmobile US and othe EU carriers
and the US( version with 850/1900/2100 for 3g bands AT&T and possible other carriers in AU and CA
can we conform these two models because i will get the US-EU/Tmo US version since im on tmobile US and needs those bands, having 900 also opens up 3g possibilities if incase i go to europe
which of the 2 units will be sold globally?
I want this but I have to use the O2 network (UK), as it's by far rhe best for coverage in my area in the UK. Orange is particularly useless. So, I'd like to see it available across poroviders, or just O2.....
I've been holding off for the new Windows Phone 7s but I also need the right handset.
I would like to know, if i buy it from Dell UK if are true the voices that it will getting a UK release before Christmas.
If I bought it unlocked from UK ( I leave in Italy ) I can use it in my country, and change language in italian?
I have to say, you guys deserve a standing ovation. The aesthetics of the Venue Pro trully matches WP7's UI paradigm and as far as I am concerned, it is the de facto Windows Phone 7.
Now would you guys be kind enough to build a few supporting 850/1900MHz and sell it without a contract or carrier branding so I can buy it on day one? Please? I even bought an onyx Adamo just to match with the Venue Pro. :D
Good news for you! Leaked documents show that the Dell Streak should be out on Rogers soon =) mobilesyrup.com/.../rogers-to-release-the-dell-streak
Hope they release the Venue Pro around the same time.
and what is with the dell thunder ??? release date?
@Firestorm -- yes, thanks, I'm quite excited to say the least!
I have two questions: 1) Will this phone be coming to Canada?
2) Does this phone have a slot for microsd cards?
Can't wait to get my hands on this!