Dell Venue Pro review

Is Dell’s first Windows Phone 7 device a good bet for business users or should they look elsewhere? We find out...

Sadly, this commendably consistent approach to the interface falls apart when it comes to the third Search button. On the home screen, for example, it brings up a Bing web search page, while in the Mail app it searches mail folders and an app search in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Still, none of these Windows Phone 7 shortcomings are Dell's fault.

Annoyingly, this same context-sensitive search isn't applied across other apps. A Bing web search is useless in the calendar, for example. That said, the rudimentary calendar app itself is pretty useless, too.

The good news is that a recent update added a copy and paste function to the Venue Pro, but Windows Phone 7 still won't have true multitasking until later this year.

Still, none of these Windows Phone 7 shortcomings are Dell's fault and the Venue Pro is otherwise a joy to use. It feels fast and responsive, and the 4.1in capacitive multi-touch screen responds smoothly to the lightest of touches. The AMOLED screen is bright and vibrant too, and its 800 x 480 pixels resolution renders both text and images sharply. We did find, however, the pixels do give an ever-so-slight moir pattern with expanses of light colour, such as on the main Google search page.

Featured Resources

Staying ahead of the game in the world of data

Create successful marketing campaigns by understanding your customers better

Download now

Remote working 2020: Advantages and challenges

Discover how to overcome remote working challenges

Download now

Keep your data available with snapshot technology

Synology’s solution to your data protection problem

Download now

After the lockdown - reinventing the way your business works

Your guide to ensuring business continuity, no matter the crisis

Download now

Most Popular

How to find RAM speed, size and type
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

3 Aug 2020
How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi
Mobile

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

4 Aug 2020
How do I fix the Windows 10 Start Menu if it's frozen?
operating systems

How do I fix the Windows 10 Start Menu if it's frozen?

3 Aug 2020