There are more than 5 billion cellphones in the planet and the quick rise of the smartphone is threatening the traditional PC market. Dell knows this and has therefore joined Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 partnership.
Dell is still earning much of its profits from selling traditional computers but now with the release of Windows Phone 7, the company also is trying to sell a smartphone called the Dell Venue Pro.
There were 10 Windows Phone 7 models launched by Microsoft last October 11 but CEO Steve Ballmer singled-out the Dell Venue Pro because of its exceptional Gorilla Glass-protected display.
Gorilla Glass is a Corning invention that’s super tough and resistant to damage and yet it still works for touch screen devices. The huge 4.1-inch AMOLED capacitive display of the Venue Pro is perfect for movie viewing and web browsing.
Although it isn’t as sharp as the Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Focus, the Gorilla Glass protection makes the Dell Venue Pro an attractive option. Who doesn’t like expensive gadgets getting rugged protection?
Aside from the Gorilla Glass special component, the Dell Venue Pro also offers a rather funny vertical slide-out keyboard. This is weird but QWERTY-dependent typists will appreciate this addition.
Other specs gathered about Dell Venue Pro include a 1 GHz SnapDragon Processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 5-megapixel camera that’s also capable of taking HD videos which is similar to AT&T’s Dell Aero Android phone. The only difference is the OS. Dell Venue Pro is a Windows Phone 7 handset while the Dell Aero runs the venerable Android operating system. You can compare the features, technical specs and design of the two products by heading on to the link to the article on Aero.
AT&T will be launching the Dell Venue Pro this coming holiday season. Price point revealed it will be offered less than $200 with a 2-year contract.