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Dell offering the Venue Pro for only $299 on their site

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Dell offering the Venue Pro for only $299 on their site
Dell has a pretty good deal going on right now online as they have an unlocked version of their Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Dell Venue Pro, for only $299 without a contract.

Just recently Dell was offering the Venue Pro at the $299 price point on their eBay page. It was only yesterday that the same device was priced at $499 on their online store. That changed today however, as now you can pick one up on their online store with 3G compatibility for either T-Mobile or AT&T.

You can also pick one up with a contract if you’d like. Dell is offering an 8GB version (the unlocked one is the 16GB model) of the Dell Venue Pro for only $.99 with a two-year contract. They had a deal going for AT&T but as of now they are out of stock.  

What does everybody think? Is $299 a good price for the Dell Venue Pro with no commitment? If so, any T-Mobile or AT&T customers willing to give picking up one of these some thought? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Dell via WPCentral

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posted on 14 Jul 2011, 20:46 1

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Not a bad deal considering most off contract prices are like 500-600 dollars.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 21:30

2. fluteguy90201 (unregistered)

well yeah but.
obviously this phone wont be upgraded to mango thats why its cheap. and they might be releasing another phone soon.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 23:50

5. monstermash123 (unregistered)

Why won't it be upgraded to Mango? Was that stated? If I didn't just get a good deal on a G2x I would have totally considered getting this for T-Mobile.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 14:45

7. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Yes, it will be upgraded to Mango. Microsoft has designed the Mango update to all devices, just as they did with the nodo (cut and paste) update that the Venue Pro did recieve. That is why there was such strict controls over size/type of processor, internal specs, ect. Microsoft wanted to have all 1st and 2nd generation devices updated.

Now, I have heard that there is a problem with "buggy" and sluggish performance on the DVP, but that Dell put out a hardware update that helped. That is worth looking into before buying.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 21:30

3. 100%AppleFree (unregistered)

The Venue is also $299.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:18

6. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

Who cares...?

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