Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dell Venue Pro Review: Superb Design, Extra-Large Size

The Dell Venue Pro was an instant standout during the initial Windows Phone 7 launch last year. It's unique form factor, extra large display and portrait slider QWERTY really separated it from the bunch. Does the actual handset live up to the positive knee-jerk expectations, though?
Physically, it’s one solid piece of hardware with a sturdy build and really premium touches. The extra-large size (4.8 inches tall and half an inch thick!) can automatically eliminate it as an option for some, though. Display is a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen (480 x 800 resolution) with rich colors, excellent brightness and plenty of sharpness. Viewing from a variety of angles is no trouble, although it washes out just a bit under sunlight (still plenty usable, though).

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