Dell Venue Pro faces new delays due February 12th

Slider QWERTY Phone 7 UK release pushed back again

Phone 7 handset facing continued delays

The UK release of the Dell Venue Pro is to face further delays with the missing link to the Windows Phone 7 starting line-up now set for a mid-February arrival, online retailer Clove has revealed.

First announced back in October ahead of a planned November launch, the first Windows Phone 7 handset to sport a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard was announced to be facing initially delays shortly before Christmas with a belated January 5th arrival expected.

Having previously been blamed on everything from AMOLED display shortages to Wi-Fi niggles and SIM issues, Clove has announced via a blog post that "At the moment it looks like the delay is being caused by a Microsoft issue with the MMS settings."

Fellow online retailer Expansys is currently offering the 4.1-inch screen rocking, 5-megapixel camera touting, Windows Phone 7 packing Dell Venue Pro for pre-order with a £440 price tag and a shipping date of February 12th.

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Via: TechRadar