It's been a bit of a winding road for the Dell Venue Pro. It was announced the day of the Windows Phone 7 event but when WP7 launch day came, the Venue Pro was in short supply. Dell then had to stop shipments citing WiFi and battery concerns.
[citation][nom]thearm[/nom]I have no need for a phone that opens this way. The horizontal keyboard is the only way to have a keyboard on a phone. I'm really shocked they are still making phones like this.[/citation]
The ONLY way eh? You can't use a horizontal keyboard very effectively with just one hand. This portrait slider can be used with either one or two.
My real preference is the soft keyboard (which is awesome in WP7) since you can use it either portrait or landscape, doesn't add to the bulk of the phone, and is one less mechanical part to fail.