Dell Venue Pro sold out within 90 minutes in UK swarm

The UK Dell Swarm for the Venue Pro (opens in new tab) has finished within 90 minutes of launch. The device was priced at £179.50 (about $285 US), a half price steep drop from the usual £359.00 and a reported 60 units were snapped up in an expected rush.  We saw a similiar price reduction on Dell's U.S. website some months ago.

Featuring a 4.1" AMOLED screen, bottom-sliding QWERTY keyboard and SD card compatibility, it's been a crowd favourite, regardless of the software issues.  It's a Windows Phone that grows on you.  

This could be a move by Dell to clear out inventory and get out of the Windows Phone market.  Hopefully, it's a move to clear the stock shelves to make room for a 2nd generation handset from Dell with FF camera and a smarter rear camera? One can only dream.

Source: Dell Swarm, via: WMPU (opens in new tab)

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  • I really hope Dell stays with Windows Phone because IMO they have still the best WP7 device to date. I've haven't experienced one issue since exchanging my initial device last December.
  • I second that love the venue pro just wish they made one without the keyboard.
  • same, make it on more carriers, fix the bugs, and give it 2nd gen hardware without the keyboard. that would be a sweet phone
  • Do all of what you said, except give a landscape keyboard and I would actually have a hard time picking between that or a future Nokia phone if either of them appeared on Sprint.
  • Landscape keyboard would be awkward on a curved device like that, i think. point of no KB would be to have it thinner.
  • not really news, this happens about once a week!
  • Best looking Windows Phone and with a portrait keyboard, perfect in every way. Shame it's suffered from so many software issues. This was a real contender until I managed to snap up a Pre3 on the cheap.
  • The firmare issues have been addressed.
  • I hope Dell comes out with a new slimmer slider for mango. it would be interesting to see the competition with nokia sea ray !!
  • Don't think dell will get out of the Windows phone market, since it recently changed most of their blackberry employee phones for the Dell Venue Pro model.
  • I hope a few developers grabbed one... we really need some love for the DVP because the hardware is legit, almost 2 legit. Dare I say 2 legit 2 quit!!!
  • Software problems? You mean firmware problems that drove me up the wall. Have been corrected, thank goodness. Now the DVP is simply awesome. Dell customer service, on the other hand, is the worst! So much so, that this phone is going to be my last Dell product.