Enterprise Mobility: Dell Venue Pro: Microsoft`s Answer to BlackBerry`s Business Lock

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-04-14
 
 
 

Dell Venue Pro

The Dell Venue Pro meets Microsofts minimum requirements for its smartphones: 1GHz processor, capacitive touch screen and 5-megapixel camera.

Dell Venue Pro

Tiles

Windows Phone 7s interface centers on a set of subject-specific tiles that aggregate Web content and applications.

Tiles

Keyboard

The Dell Venue Pro features a physical QWERTY keyboard that slides vertically from underneath the device.

Keyboard

Thickness and Weight

The Dell Venue Pro is 0.6 inches thick and weighs 6.8 ounces.

Thickness and Weight

Keyboard Out

Side view of the Dell Venue Pro, with the keyboard extended.

Keyboard Out

Backing

The Dell Venue Pros pebbled backing seems designed to help it grip smoother surfaces.

Backing

Camera

The Dell Venue Pros 5-megapixel camera.

Camera

Maps

Maps and other graphics-intensive apps feel large and clear on the 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED screen.

Maps

-Office' Hub

Windows Phone 7s Office Hub gives users access to OneNote, SharePoint, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; you can view documents and perform light edits.

-Office' Hub

Text Editing

The Office Hubs options for text editing are fairly robust, extending to formatting and color options.

Text Editing

Virtual Keyboard

Those with no interest in a physical keyboard can deploy the virtual one.

Virtual Keyboard

Contacts

As with other smartphones in Microsofts stable, the Dell Venue Pro consolidates contacts under the People Hub.

Contacts

Email

Windows Phone 7 includes a native email aggregator that consolidates Outlook, Gmail and other email services into one Hub.

Email

Games

Procrastinators and consumers can access games via the Xbox Live Hub.

Games

Apps

Microsoft claims Windows Phone 7s growing collection of apps is a sign of a healthy smartphone ecosystem.

Apps

Calls

Oh yeah, the Dell Venue Pro can make calls, too.

Calls

Snapshots

Here is the 5-megapixel camera at work.

Snapshots

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