October 25, 2010 | by Chris Smith
Someone please pinch me. If you missed the Windows Phone 7 announcement a couple of weeks ago then you may have missed one of the best form factored devices to hit the streets (at least in my book), the Dell Venue Pro. With the release of the Venue Pro coming on November 8th, there is also some rumors floating around that us Android lovers will be able to partake in an Android based version.
According to PC World Dell is set to release an Android version of the Venue Pro, sometime “in the future”. They have no set date, carrier, or price for the device but PC World insists that it is coming. The Venue Pro is a 4.1″ capacitive touch screen device with a slide-out, portrait QWERTY keyboard. This device caught our eye earlier this year during the big Dell leak that Engadget scooped. The only thing holding it back in our minds at the time was Windows Phone 7. But, hey, why not have the best of both worlds with one of the most exciting looking devices we have seen in a while?
If and when this device comes to market with Android, it’s going to be hard not to run out and buy it. So what do you say commenters? Is the Dell Venue Pro a form factor that Android needs or should it’s awkwardness be left in the cold?