Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dell Venue Pro joins AppleTV, Communism the Great Ideas Destined for Failure Club (meetings are biannually held on Sweetest Day in the cockpit of the Spruce Goose). It looks like Dell has put in its bid for the next "cool" phone. The Dell Venue Pro ($TBA) runs Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's latest foray into the smartphone operating system market. It seems intriguing: real-time updates for "tiles" that you choose for your screens. 

Here are the issues: 

1) Dell is submitting an entry to a contest that's already been closed. Android, iPhone, and Blackberry have the smartphone market somewhat cornered. 
2) To my knowledge, there has yet to be a successful Windows OS phone. As a lifelong Windows user, I feel I have earned the right to voice an opinion here: Windows is only dominant because it long ago achieved a state of comfort and complacency in the minds of the global consumer. Seriously, would you buy food with that many bugs in it?
3) It's being released on T-Mobile. Coffin, meet nail.

Dell's best bet for these likely trashcan fillers is the route which they have taken with all of their peripherals: free with your purchase of one shitty computer. (via Uncrate)

1 comment:

  1. If you want to make statements about technology you might want to actually mention the OS with the largest market share, that being Simbian (these days "owned" by the people at Nokia). Next time don't busch league it when you make posts. Sub-par sir... sub-par...