Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

Summary: IMHO, the Dell Venue Pro is the nicest Windows Phone 7 device available and now AT&T customers can pick one up.

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My daily device is the Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 device and if you are a regular reader you know I think it is the best Windows Phone 7 device available right now. This device is for T-Mobile, but I just read over on Pocketnow.com that you can get it for AT&T. The AT&T model comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB models while the T-Mobile one is available in 8GB and 16GB versions.

I personally just bought the cheapest 8GB model and turned it into a 32GB model with a simple microSD card swap and have gotten several emails from people asking for specifics who have done the same thing for less than buying a higher capacity model. Pricing for the AT&T models, with contract, is $99.99 for 8GB, $149.99 for 16GB, and $199.99 for 32GB with no-contract pricing of $449.99, $499.99, and $549.99, respectively.

The Dell Venue Pro is a slick piece of quality hardware with an excellent portrait QWERTY slider keyboard. NoDo is available on these smartphones and if the camera was better it would be a real killer Windows Phone 7 device.

Topics: Windows, Dell, Hardware, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, AT&T

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  • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

    yes, I am planning to replace my Quantum with it.
    Ram U
    • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

      @Rama.NET <br>I wouldn't until Dell fixes the issues with the Venue Pro
      anonymous
      • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

        @day2die...Do you really think that Dell would release this phone without the firmware updates that address the issues brought forth by the T-Mobile beta testers? This phone will be released with NoDo and the Dell firmware updates (which by the way, the firmware updates will be released soon for current users). If they could just get this phone inside the ATT stores, it would really go a long way to impress those in the market for a new smartphone, as it is the most distinctive looking device on the market.
        1019902735
  • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

    Hmmmm...this could be a replacement for my Samsung Blackjack!
    wizard57m-cnet
  • WP7 is not upto it

    Before buying my smart phone I checked IPhone, Android phones and Windows WP7. I found out by far IPhone was the best in terms of quality, software and usability. I would have gone for an Android phone if they had not priced at apr with IPhone. WP7 phones were poor cousins of other smart phones.
    Van Der
    • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

      @xyz10_z I find WP7 to be better quality and easier to use than iPhone. iOS looks a bit dated now, similar to Win 3.11 desktop, its just a row of icon apps.
      jhughesy
    • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

      @xyz10_z The WP7 Devices are all about the OS. Its much cleaner than the iFruit or Droid, imo although I know many agree. I would be interested in hearing what aspects of the iFruit are better than a WP7 device. Especially since Gartner is saying Droid will be #1 and WP7 #2 within 4 years. However, that was before M$ and Nokia teamed up so, WP7 might be #1 within 4 years now.
      Kenji117
  • agreed about the UI

    I find it hard to look at the iPhone and Android interfaces without sneering a bit at the icon-based UI. Of course, there are other reasons to go for a smartphone platform besides just the look and feel of the interface, and both iPhone and Android have compelling reasons, but it's just hard to think of them as anything but old skool when I compare their UIs to the WP's UI.
    bran.e.murray
  • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

    This is the WP7 phone I wanted from the beginning. I settled on an HTC surround b/c I could get it for a dollar, but now that this is available, the kids or the wife get the hand me down. I'mjust torn on wether I want to spring for the $199 32gb or void the warranty and get an 8gb and upgrade. At only a $40-$50 difference I'm thinking the warranty piece of mind may be worth it.
    mwthomasjr
    • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

      @mwthomasjr

      looks like I may go with the 8gb one after all as it seems I may to buy one unlocked. Through the Dell sight it seems you only get the discount with brand new service, not just upgrading or adding a line. It seems to only be available through Dell as well.
      mwthomasjr
      • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

        @mwthomasjr
        You can actually get the phone as an upgrade but you dont select upgrade until fairly far down the ordering line. The downside is that upgrading will bump up the price of the respective models a full $100. I just ordered by 8GB venue pro for $200 with an upgrade on AT&T.
        Spacegho5t
  • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

    Well the website won't even let me get that far. It says activation is not available in my area even though I have AT&T service already. Heck, I even have U-Verse.
    mwthomasjr
    • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

      @mwthomasjr GOT IT WORKING ORDERED 32GB
      mwthomasjr
  • RE: Dell Venue Pro WP7 device available for AT&T customers, up to 32GB too

    WP7 phones has potential in the battle of smart phones and android phones because it uses Windows Os which is the most common OS used and it also has mobile office. It's also exciting to see new products being launched because it stirs competition. It's like always eating salad as appetizer and later you get tired of it and you look for new <a href="http://www.easyappetizers.ca">easy appetizers</a> to stir up excitement to your meal. There are so many smart and android phones in the market like there are many furniture in <a href="http://www.torontofurniturestores.net">Toronto furniture stores</a> but It's really up to the consumer and the user to choose which would suit him best. These phones are sold like <a href="http://www.listingcondos.com">condos for sale</a> because they are advertised everywhere. I would like to see how WP7 phones would do against iPhone and other smart and android phones.
    jlen