updated 03:00 pm EST, Mon February 28, 2011
Dell Venue Pro finally shipw in the UK
The Dell Venue Pro smartphone is now available in the UK, after suffering delays. The unlocked device is available directly from Dell, priced at £382.50 (about $620). The phone runs on Windows Phone 7 and features a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 800x480 pixels that's covered by curved Gorilla Glass.
A five-megapixel camera is found out back, while the required 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM are inside. Office Mobile is preloaded, allowing users to work on documents. The phone will also sync with Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service. Dell's unique addition is a vertical sliding QWERTY keyboard that gives it quicker writing without having to switch to landscape or bulk up the Venue Pro when it's in a pocket.
The handset was originally due to launch in November and shipped out to the US in very limited numbers before bugs and production limits ruled it out.