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Dell Venue Pro might also be experiencing the dreaded death grip problem?

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Dell Venue Pro might also be experiencing the dreaded death grip problem?
Just when things looked like they were beginning to fall in place for the Dell Venue Pro, which had its share of hardware problems early on, there are probably some kinks that are still affecting the recently just launched handset.

Luckily, we've been getting acquainted with this gorgeous looking Windows Phone 7 smartphone for the past few days, and much like anything new, we're putting it through an intensive workout to gauge its level of performance. However, there appears to possibly be yet another headache that has befallen this smartphone – which of course is overcoming other previous hardware issues.

In our experience, gripping the lower portion of the handset drastically dropped the amount of bars that it displayed. Similar to the death grip problem that plagues some Apple iPhone 4 units to this day, it looks like the same thing is happening with the Dell Venue Pro. Granted that we have yet to witness it dropping a phone call while giving it the death grip, we managed to get it from 5 bars to 0 in a matter of under a minute.

Naturally, relinquishing the death grip gradually increased the amount of bars it displays, but it is probably going to be a concerning issue for others. So if you've managed to get your hands on a Dell Venue Pro, are you also experiencing the same problem?

Is the Dell Venue Pro experiencing death grip problems too?
Is the Dell Venue Pro experiencing death grip problems too?

Is the Dell Venue Pro experiencing death grip problems too?



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posted on 19 Dec 2010, 20:23 1

1. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


what's with the death grip in all the new phones lately? lol

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 21:07 1

2. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


If people don't squeeze their phone so tight maybe it wouldn't be a problem. I don't understand why PA makes a big deal out of it.

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 21:09 2

3. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


And since they said that they managed the get the bars from 5 to 0 in under a minute they were trying their best to squeeze the phone as much as they can under a minute just to get the bars to get lower.

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 03:11 4

4. Zylam (Posts: 47; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


There is also another problem with the Dell Venue Pro

if you throw it off the 4th story the phone breaks when it hits Earth, ive complained from day 1 that the phone follows the laws of physics,

I've emailed apple and they are saying a new software will help the iphone go against the forces of nature, it will fix this issue of gravity people have been experiencing

hopefully dell are listening and will software update their phones to defy gravity

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 08:50 2

5. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im getting irritated at all the shit reporting. "hey if i squeeze this phone really hard it will interrupt the cell signal, just like the iphone4". NO ASS, the iphone 4 is a DESIGN DEFECT not a "put a hand on the phone and squeeze unrealistically" defect.

all of this is just iphone fanboy defencive crap. get over it. no phone has the iphone4's death grip exept the iphone4.

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 16:10 1

6. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


I agree... people are just trying VERY hard to show that the iPhone 4 is not the only one with the issue. I held an iPhone 4 very naturally during a call, and it dropped the call when I switched hands. I did not examine the phone and hold it in so many different "experimental" ways.

Besides all these other phones with "death grip" issues don't even drop the calls. Hahaaa, THAT'S THE REAL ISSUE.

"granted that we have yet to witness it dropping a phone call while giving it the death grip" -> THEN WHAT ARE YOU DOING WRITTING ABOUT IT, YOU HAVE NO SUBSTANCE TO THIS STORY.

"we managed to get it from 5 bars to 0 in a matter of under a minute." -> That's just pathetic, someones got too much time on their hands.
How many attempts? How many times did you sit there with a stopwatch trying to get the bars from 5 to 0 in the lowest amount of time?

I love seeing new articles in PA, but stuff like this piss me off. When a reader finishes with an article and asks himself "so what?", then you know you did not do a great job.

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 17:36

7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


This is not a big deal. It is not the iphone. It is only a major problem if it's the iphone.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 08:52

8. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


no dropped call = no issue.
Does not compare to the iPhone4 issue of dropped calls when making connection between antenna parts while holding the phone naturally.
Bad phoneArena! Bad!

disclosure: I can't stand the Dell Venue Pro: I hate it's form factor.

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