The only thing keeping the Dell Venue Pro from being the best Windows Phone device, in my eyes, are the crashing issues. The reason I hated Symbian was because of the constant crashing and hanging of the system. While Windows Phone on the Dell Venue Pro doesn’t come anywhere close to how bad my N97 was, it’s still quite annoying to have to yank the battery out(especially when you have a case on it). Rumor has it that the long awaited firmware update will be pushed out on May 18th. I called Dell, but the representative I spoke with was unable to verify the date. I hope for Dell’s sake that they really do push it out by the 18th. I’ve been waiting forever for this update, and it was promised to be out “soon” back in January, then it was supposed to come out with the NoDo update(it didn’t).

Dell, please don’t turn my Venue Pro into another N97. Both showed so much promise until they were released. Nokia also promised to update date the firmware(which they did), but it wasn’t enough to make it usable. Learn from Nokia’s blunder and get your ship in order before you launch your next device or you will lose consumer confidence in your products.

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  1. Too late, customer confidence is long gone. Dell is stil selling the faulty device, how they are able to get away with it is beyond me. No matter how good any of their future devices look, I will never buy Dell again.

  2. Patience efjay…. once you get the elusive firmware fix and with the progressively more optimised WP7 software, you may not need to think about buying another device for a long time. Even in the device we have, it seems the memory card is at the root of all issues. Swap it for a Class 2 card (and nix your warranty) and you’ve a world beater in your pocket. :-)

  3. Whats that calendar which is shown on the picture?
    Can I have several rows in my optimus 7 too???

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  5. I just hope these guys fix the WiFi issue. The phone is excellent otherwise! :D

  6. […] Nothing else relevant to report. It does not appear that I got any firmware update. Hopefully the rumored May 18th date is legit and we can see an update I actually care about hit the Venue […]

  7. […] Nothing else relevant to report. It does not appear that I got any firmware update. Hopefully the rumored May 18th date is legit and we can see an update I actually care about hit the Venue […]

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