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Dell Qwerty Windows Phone 7 now available

On-line mobile phone retailer Clove has opened up ordering of the Dell physical keyboard based WP7 Venue Pro handset, for delivery on March 26th and at a price of £420.

The Venue Pro will be the first Microsoft Windows Phone 7 mobile OS to ship with a Qwerty keyboard, as all of the other handsets with that platform only have touch screens for text entry.

HTC also has a Qwerty keyboard mobile, which has more of a traditional horizontal slide-out method, where the Dell phone’s keyboard slides out vertically from the handset.

Dell’s Venue Pro mobile phone arrives with a 4.1-inch WVGA AMOLED capacitive touch screen, which has a Corning scratch-resistant Gorilla glass display with a 5 megapixel camera and an LED flash – whilst being powered by a 1GHz processor.

Windows Phone 7 is the platform of choice running on the handset, with its six hubs being the centre point of the OS – with the People, Pictures, Games, Music and Video, Marketplace and Office hub.

There is also an Android version of the Dell device on its way, which was announced at Las Vegas’ CES in January and has a similar hardware setup only sans the physical keyboard as it’s just a full touch screen device.


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