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Here Comes Windows Phone 7

Dell: New Phone on the Block

Dell is the new kid in class when it comes to phones, but judging from what little we've seen so far, its new phones are sure to make a few heads turn. While other WP7 and Android devices are expected down the road in 2011, the T-Mobile-bound Venue Pro is Dell's WP7 launch offering.

The Venue Pro has the distinction of being the only WP7 launch phone with a portrait QWERTY keyboard. This phone looks incredibly sharp, and the design has an almost carbon fiber look to it (on the back, at least). As for the hardware, storage is still up in the air, but Dell is giving you a 4.1-inch 480x800 display and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.

When the Venue Pro comes to market, its AMOLED display is sure to make it a favorite amongst the smartphone-savvy public. As for the portrait QWERTY design, it seems to be the only WP7 device of that nature. That said, it seems like each major OS now has a portrait slider, with the Palm Pre 2 (webOS) and Motorola Droid Pro (Android) on the horizon, and the BlackBerry Torch already available from AT&T. At that point, it really comes down to which OS you like the most, espeically since the Droid Pro, Venue Pro and Pre 2 will all be rocking some serious hardware (1 GHz CPUs, 512 MB RAM, and so on).

  • WM7 looks horrible, this is not yet finished product, MS brings iPhone parody, the good from wm6.5 is lost and the bad from iPhone is here - I think wm7 will not last long, maybe there will be newer version soon (simmilar to vista -> win7) or better: ms will leave this segment.
  • L0tus
    I'm mostly looking forward to the connectivity with my current windows platform. It can be such a pain to get other types of phones to talk to my PC.

    As for the spammers...can you not just ban the IP addresses, send them viruses or something. These f***ing w*nkers are seriously degrading my online experience at Toms.
  • back_by_demand
    The Mozart or Trophy are looking most likely for me
    Neither skimp on the hardware, but aren't too large to handle easily
  • d_kuhn
    Wow I don't think I've ever seen a site infested so quickly... apparently spammers have sorted out your registration process.
  • darkwingz24
    The Samsung Omnia and LG Optimus look better than their US counterparts. Maybe it's just me but I don't like the excessive roundness and prefer the more rectangular look. It (the rounded design) makes the phone look bulky since visually there's more 'dead' space around the screen. I'm really looking forward to more choices and as L0tus said more integration and connectivity to my Windows PC.
  • I love the HD2, does everything I need and some, there are tons of apps and utilities to really make it a useful and very nice,I can't wait to get my hands on the HD7. People need to get rid of their bashing and wait and see, that fanboy mentality gets old, WP7 is looking good but I won't know for sure until I get it in my hands on it.
  • IM0001
    Cannot wait for the HTC 7 Pro. Looks like HTC is bringing fantastic TP2 design to WP7 and I love that. The HD7 and HTC Surround also look pretty fantastic but I am not leaving Sprint for one of those.

    The one thing you can tell is all the device partners have solid yet similar hardware sine they all want to have a step above the minimum requirements, but does not want to throw out a killer phone just yet. More than likely early or mid 2011 we will start seeing some awesome killer phones with duel core cpu's and more memory, better cameras, etc. For now they all look solid and again, I cannot wait to get my hands on a Pro.
  • Can't wait for these, hopefully some will make their way to canada soon!
  • According to this link by MS the Samsung Focus actually had 512MB of Ram.
  • The Dell Venue Pro review says its going to AT&T, but the comparison chart and every other site says it's going to T-Mobile.