Dell's Venue Pro has been a relative mystery. While the phone was
launched months ago along with the other first wave of Windows Phone 7
handsets, actually finding one has been tricky. For one, it's only
available on T-Mobile, and both the carrier and Dell
have had issues
keeping them around. But now, there's something that may take the
attention away from their supply channel and back on WP7. The Dell Venue
has officially launched in the U.S., shortly after becoming available
in other markets overseas.
The Dell Venue just lacks the "Pro," which means it also lacks a
pull-out keyboard. This is the thinner, sleeker version, but only for
those who are okay with only an on-screen virtual keyboard. The Venue
has a 4.1" touch panel (WVGA resolution), an 8MP camera, Android 2.2
(Froyo), Stage software (for organizing multi-media), a 1GHz QSD 8250
processor, a microSD card slot, and a 1400mAh battery.
It's on sale now for $499.99 without a T-Mobile or AT&T contract,
and we're led to believe that this particular model is completely
unlocked for use on any GSM carrier that you please.