Dell Venue Pro Delay: Release Date now January

In October the Windows Phone 7 mobile platform was launched and we then gave you news about some of the handsets which would be arriving, one of which was the Dell Venue Pro. Then on December 1 we received news that the Dell Venue Pro was available to pre-order ready for its release on December 9.

However news from Chris Ziegler today over on Engadget, sourced from xda-developers, tells us that the much-coveted handset has now been delayed until sometime in early January 2011. Apparently Dell is sending out e-mails to Venue Pro customers to tell them officially of the delay although no explanation why is given.

However Ziegler reports some reasons for the delay may be issues with quality control through its ODM, Wi-Fi software problems or mislabeled batteries. For everybody who was keen to get their hands on the Venue Pro for the holidays though, this will be a bitter pill to swallow. Matthew Miller over on ZDNet is actually awaiting his own Dell Venue Pro and reports that he’s been given a new estimated delivery date of January 6.

Miller reports that he feels there must be major problems with this handset for it to have been delayed further and he is now going to stick with his HTC HD7 instead. We’d be interested to know how you feel about the Dell Venue Pro delay so why not send us your comments.