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All posts tagged "dell lightning"


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

First Impressions: HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20019251-85.html

"When it comes to Windows Phone 7 devices, AT&T might win in quantity, but we think T-Mobile wins in quality...Both the HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro will be headed to T-Mobile shelves this holiday season, and frankly, we can't wait to get our hands on these phones, as they both offer enticing designs."

Bonnie Cha from CNet spent some time with the HD7 and Venue Pro during WP7's launch ceremony, and I'll admit to being envious. Both are expected to hit the shelves in mid to late November. Check out the link for a gallery of both and a video.


Monday, October 11, 2010

T-Mobile Gets The Dell Lightning

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Other Windows Phones" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.tmonews.com/2010/10/dell...ed-to-t-mobile/

Surprise, surprise! I was under the impression that the first slate of Windows Phone 7 would be a bunch of touch-centric handsets with nary a keyboard toting device among them. My bad, I haven't been following the rumours as closely as I should have. Then along comes HTC and Samsung with QWERTY sliders, and Dell blazing a trail with a portrait slider phone, which among the usual specs offers a 4.1" WVGA AMOLED screen. The Venue Pro nee Lightning is apparently heading exclusively for T-Mobile (hit the link for a couple more pics). Price and availability haven't been announced yet, but stay tuned over the next few weeks - I don't think Dell's going to miss the holidays with this beastie (although Samsung's stranglehold over AMOLED supply has me crossing my fingers). With that form factor, I'm betting there's going to a be a lot of interest.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Dell Lightning: One Hot Windows Phone 7 Device!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Windows Phones" @ 04:39 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/21/...vice-leaks-out/

We knew that Dell was one of the Windows Phone 7 launch partners, but I wasn't expecting something like this from them - to be honest, I didn't know what I was expecting - but the Lightning looks awesome! I'm digging that keyboard if the device thickness is kept under control. I generally adore my HD2, but the on screen keyboard sucks. It really, really sucks. Until someone can come up with a software keyboard as good as what Apple has on the iPhone, I really want to have a hardware keyboard on my next phone.

Engadget has a few slides from a leaked PowerPoint deck, but the basic rundown is a 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor (the QSD8250), a 4.1 inch OLED screen at WVGA (800 x 480), AT&T and T-Mobile 3G support (in the same model? Maybe two models?), a five megapixel autofocus camera (I think I see a flash there too), 1 GB of Flash memory with 512 MB RAM, and 8 GB of storage on an attached-to-the-motherboard microSD card (presumably). It also has a GPS, accelerometer, compass, FM radio, and apparently...full Flash support. Flash support? Really? Hrm. Not sure if I buy that - Microsoft has been pretty up-front about the lack of Flash support at launch. Q4 is the release date, so no surprises there. The surprise? Apparently it's going to get an upgrade to LTE in Q4 of 2011. An OEM willing to offer a significant device upgrade a year after it comes out? Times have changed folks - and that's a good thing. Hop on over to Engadget to check out the device.

So you Windows phone 7 haters - still planning on staying away? ;-)


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