Dell’s Venue Pro phone delayed: report

December 16, 2010
Dell Venue Pro apparently delayed again, targeting January now
Chris Ziegler writes about Dell’s Venue Pro phone.

“Would-be Venue Pro owners now seem to be getting emails directly from Dell that their orders have been officially delayed until early January. The reason for the delay is anybody’s guess, but it’s an open secret that Dell’s been having troubles on the Venue Pro with quality control through its ODM, Qisda — and we’ve already seen issues with WiFi (allegedly a software issue alone), mislabeled batteries, and SIM card registration in the field. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that some miracle gets the early orders delivered sooner than 2011, because seriously, we can think of a few nerds that would love one of these bad boys in their stockings this year.

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Nook Color getting Android 2.2 and Market in January, current hacks could make it blow up
Tim Stevens provides details about the dangers of the Nook Colour Android-based tablet.

“You had to know the hacking community was going to have a field day with the Nook Colour — a $249 Android Tablet hiding behind with a thin e-reader coating. Indeed it didn’t take long to get rooted nor for Android 2.2 to get installed on there, but that particular hack comes with an interesting potential side-effect: small-scale thermonuclear explosions. Enabling FroYo requires disabling the device’s battery monitoring process, the very one that would be responsible for shutting down the device before the cells start overheating and, ultimately, going critical.”

Nokia delays E7 slider into ‘early 2011’
Thomas Ricker writes that Nokia’s E7 phone will be delayed until next year.

” Oh dear. Like the N8 before it, Nokia just confirmed to us that the Symbian-powered E7 slider will be delayed. The official word has it launching in early 2011, not December 2010. We’ve been told that Nokia’s holding up production due to a ‘minor durability issue’ discovered in the E7 hardware. We can’t blame Nokia for wanting to ensure the best possible user experience — it’s just a shame that it will require the holiday shopping season to sort it out.”

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