Windows Phone 7: Dell Venue Pro

Yes, the rumors are true. I already got my very own Windows Phone 7 device, that inevitable yes but what device that I got? It’s the new Dell Venue Pro.

So hey John, why Dell Venue Pro?

  • Runs Windows Phone 7
  • Extendable backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • 4.1" WVGA AMOLED Gorilla Glass Display
  • 5 Megapixel, 2592×1944, autofocus Camera
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 350 hours for standby and 7 hours of talk time battery
  • all of those usual features of Windows Phone 7
  • And a lot of good reviews!

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/cell-phones/review-dell-venue-pro-is-the-best-windows-phone-7-device/5452

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Dell-Venue-Pro-Review_id2621

 

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Dell-Venue-Pro-Smartphone-Review-Windows-Phone-7-Enters-The-Fray/

http://gizmodo.com/5660941/dell-venue-pro-hands-on-a-solid-first-slider

 

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/dell-venue-pro-gives-wp7-a-4-1-inch-qwerty-slider-with-lightning/

 

Why really, I wanted to have a fast and robust phone, I just got tired of the hangs, missed calls and sim card registration failed errors.

I wanted a phone that I can just carry on to my pocket without being scratched, so thank you to the inventor(s) of the Gorilla glass thingy, really you guys are genius!

I wanted to have a good camera, quick enough to capture life precious moments and clear enough to make the shot count. I also have shaky hands so autofocus is a requirement.

Dell’s quality is also amazing, they did not just put a QWERTY keyboard, its sliding to hide if not used and also its BACKLIT. Yes, it has lighting when you want to use it on dark places. Kinda reminds me of the laptops in the office, also from Dell.

Never settling for less, I will now be busy saving the world with my new Gadget http://www.dell.com/us/p/mobile-venue-pro/pd.

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Microsoft Bing is Legen.. Wait for it.. Dary!

While enjoying an evening of “How I Met Your Mother" Season 6 on Episode 4 titled “Subway Wars” just noticed that Ted Mosby uses a Windows Laptop and Bing Maps! Cool!

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This is Ted, Showing Marshall that he cannot beat the bus running 7 miles on that route.

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Bing is something that is very familiar to me nowadays, although the high resolution (or street level if you may) is still not available here.

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Now why did I paused for a moment and posted this? Because if you are now developing on WP7 like me (if you are a developer and is still not trying out the WP7, you may want to check that out) .NET 4.0 already has managed code to access WP7 physical devices, one of which is the System.Device.Location namespace (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.device.location(v=VS.92).aspx) where you can find the GeoCoordinateWatcher class (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.device.location.geocoordinatewatcher(v=VS.92).aspx) that implements INotifyPropertyChanged that raises an event whenever your phone changes location – asynchronously. Cool huh. (In normal human term, a programmer can now use BING MAPS + Windows Phone 7 to create location aware phone applications).

 

 

Now back to Episode 04 🙂