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Hands-on with the BEST Windows Phone 7 device; the Dell Venue Pro

The Dell Venue Pro is the best Windows Phone 7 device available and with a 32GB microSD card mod it becomes even better. The device is unique with a 4.1 inch AMOLED display and portrait QWERTY keyboard.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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The Dell Venue Pro is the best Windows Phone 7 device available and with a 32GB microSD card mod it becomes even better. The device is unique with a 4.1 inch AMOLED display and portrait QWERTY keyboard.

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The back of the Venue Pro box lists the basic specs and contents.

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The box contents include a charger, cable, stereo headset, and some pamphlets.

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The back of the Dell Venue Pro has gold on black design elements. You will find the Dell and Windows Phone logos and the 5 megapixel camera there as well.

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Here you can see the HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro side-by-side to show off the display differences.

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The back of both of these T-Mobile WP7 devices is shown. The HD7 is a bit wider due to the larger 4.3 inch display.

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The camera is next to a single LED flash with the Dell logo centered below.

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The back of the display is covered in soft touch material with the gold on black design.

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The portrait QWERTY keyboard is revealed when the display slides up. Four rows of keys are present.

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The left side view shows the soft touch background and rather large size of the keys.

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Even though it looks like the grilles may hide stereo speakers one is for a speaker and the other for a mic. The microUSB port is in the center.

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The power button and 3.5mm headset jack are found on the top. Soft touch material coats the entire top too.

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The Windows Phone logo is also on the back of the Dell Venue Pro.

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The volume controls are found on the top of the right side.

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This photo shows the HD7 and Venue Pro turned on and in hand.

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The Dell Venue Pro is a bit thicker than the HD7.

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The microSD card is easily accessible above the SIM card slot. Be aware that replacing it may void your warranty.

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The lock screen and Venue Pro in hand.

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The Venue Pro is quite long when the display is slid up to reveal the keyboard.

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The Dell Venue Pro has a fabulous 4.1 inch AMOLED display.

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The three required WP7 buttons are on the bottom with a soft touch bar below the display.

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With the display slid up you can see the gold on black design elements.

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