Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Dell: Venue Pro delays to fix problems, no ship date given

updated 05:35 pm EST, Tue December 14, 2010

Dell explains Venue Pro delay to early January

Dell in a statement today explained why it had delayed the Venue Pro despite promising it would be available today. Dell liaison Amy noted that it was to fix the "several" problems with the Windows Phone 7 device, including the SIM card slot and Wi-Fi connections. The phones are being "reworked in the factories" and need time before they can ship again, she said.

Despite many getting tentative ship dates of January 5, Amy warned that there wasn't any estimate as to when the fixed versions would ship. "The news I hear changes daily and I hate to give you information that won't be true tomorrow," she told those on the Dell forums.

The Venue Pro has been a relative embarrassment to Dell's attempts to enter smartphones. A small number of them had shipped to make the November 8 launch of WP7, but users quickly began discovering that it had been rushed. Failure rates at the Microsoft stores that were carrying it were high enough that users might only find one model with a fully functional SIM slot in a store's entire inventory. Dell had never committed itself to a ship date, but other WP7 devices reached stores without the same flaws.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. vistate

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: May 2008

    0

    looks like

    dell shoulda stuck with rim, possibly could have gotten it right.

    oh well.

    hah

  1. global.philosopher

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2010

    0

    What should Michael Dell do with company....

    "shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders".

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, it's not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as f ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News