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First Look: Dell Venue Pro (T-Mobile)
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First Look: Dell Venue Pro (T-Mobile)

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The Dell Venue Pro is a well-built and smooth-running Windows Phone 7 device, but its large size will be a turnoff for many.

Hey everyone, I'm Bonnie Cha, senior editor at and I'm here with your first look of the Dell Venue Pro for T-Mobile. We've been waiting to get out hands on this phone ever since the Windows Phone 7 lunched event and after some delays, the smart is finally shipping. So, what's the big deal about this phone? Well, one that caught my eye is the design. As you can see, the Venue Pro is a rather large device obviously that has its pros and cons. On the positive side, you get the spacious 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen that's nice and sharp. Web pages and pictures look green on here and the touchscreen is really responsive. So, you can easily navigate through list on menus and zoom in and out of pages. Sitting beneath the screen is actually a full QWERTY keyboard. The Venue Pro currently the only Windows Phone 7 device with approach to slider designs. Meaning, the screen slides vertically and instead of to left or right. The keyboard itself is pretty easy to use. The rectangular buttons have a slight bump on them, so they are easy to press and even though there is not enough spacing between the keys The buttons are big enough that you didn't have any problems with miss presses. The downside of all these is that the phone is bulky and heavy. Weighs goes to 7 ounces and it's quite a handful, so even though I can get an attractive and solidly built phone, I'm not sure it would be my first choice. If anything [unk] will prevent some people from buying the Venue Pro because it's got a nice feature set and good performance. T-Mobile throws in some of its service and extra apps and they are like family room, T-Mobile TV, news room, and a personal finance app. What's nice is that, you can uninstall these if you don't care for them. It's also equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with 720P video capture and a 1 gigahertz Snapdragon processor, keeps everything running smoothly. So, if you don't mind the size, I think, you won't be disappointed with the Venue Pro. It's also reasonably priced. You can actually choose from one of 2 models, an 8 gigabyte model, which goes for 99.99 with a 2-year contract and a 16 gigabyte model that goes for 149.99 with the contract. Jut remember, the phones are only available through Dell and not through T-Mobile. I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been the first look at the Dell Venue Pro for T mobile.

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