Pros 1. Amazing screen.
2. Great build
3. Love the slide down keyboard
4. Windows Phone OS rocks
Cons 1. Battery life is poor.
2. Connection tends to show weak connection but phone always seems to work.
3. Some issues with wifi (though Dell customer was very good and sending me a new one).
4. Kind of heavy.
Summary So I'd echo the review. I really like this phone. The screen is amazing and the build quality is really good. It's a clean high quality phone. The keyboard is not blackberry level but good. It's a huge upgrade from the virtual keyboard on my iPhone.
The downsides are it is heavy. Once I popped the otter box case on it, the phone weighed half a pound. Battery life is pretty weak. Has trouble making it through the day (but that may be because I use it so much more than my iPhone because of the keyboard). I had some trouble with wifi (the screen would freeze). Otherwise it's a great phone.
I also have to say how much I love window phone 7 OS. Coming from iPhone my standards were pretty high but I think WP7 amazingly matches iPhone OS in pure usability. There are so many little touches that are great that make you think, wow, this was well designed. If they fix a couple of the obvious things (multi-tasking, cut-and-paste, and landscape mode) WP7 would be better than iOS and much better than Android.
"Beautiful Hardware"on by phuguet
Pros One of the most georgeous AMOLED Screens ... beautifully designed hardware, slide out keyboard just right for the form factor. Feels like a solid piece of jewelry, heavier than other phones but in a good way.
Cons Glitches at release date, that gave it bad reputation, a little heavier and bulkier than other phones, and really hard to get your hands on one.
Summary Love it! WP7 is so responsive and sleek. The phone feels soo nice... it's addictive.
Cons Only one that I was able to find. You cant get insurance on the phone.
Summary This is the best win mobile phone out now. Some have bigger screens most dont come near the quality that the Venue Pro has, The text is clean and crisp and the colors are vibrant. The design and build quality are top notch. Yeah Dell messed up a bit at launch but they got it back on track and produced a stylish phone for the business sector or a soccer mom. If you are looking for a Win & phone buy this one no questions asked solong as you can live with the one caveat.
Since this is a Dell phone and not sold direct through T-Mobile you cannot add device insurance to your plan. Now I havent dropped a smart phone in 7 or 8 years but I always play the sucker bet and get the insurance. I travel and I know one of these times a customs agent in china will rifle through my bag and drop it. These things are 500 with out a contract so its worht it to me for the peace of mind. So all that said its the best phone out there but mine just got returned and I ended up with the HD7. Its only been two days and I already miss my Dell, if dell and tmo can work something out in the future I will go back and get it till then I'll suck up a lesser phone for peace of mind.
Pros 1. Gorgeous display
2. Great performance and no lag
3. great features with multimedia
4. Lovin the office. already done several school papers on it
5. Fun :D
Cons no copy and paste... but thats coming later. There isn't many apps at the moment. no cases but the otter box X( and.... thats pretty much all I've run into. Also slighty thick...
Summary Not as pricey as a Iphone 4 but its certainly and more Organized than an Android. More fun and creative to make it you. If your looking for a phone with very smooth performance and packed with features with a keyboard like the blackberry's then this is a great choice.