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Finally! Dell Venue Pro Firmware Revision Coming Next Month

June 28, 2011 No Comments

The Dell Venue Pro has had it’s fair share of praise for it’s design but it has been dragged in the mud by the few bugs that came along with the device. The Venue Pro has seen WiFi issues and device lockups ever since it’s casual launch a few months back. With that said Dell has finally announced a new firmware update to tackle those nasty problems. The firmware should be available next month and should be a relief to Dell Venue Pro users. Hopefully this update will put an end to all the drama revolving around beautiful Dell Venue Pro.

Excerpt from Dell’s Blog Post:

The new firmware will be rolled out to customers with unlocked phones globally and to T-Mobile customers in the US around the middle of next month. This will be via the Zune update process. Beginning this week, customers who order the unlocked version of the Dell Venue Pro will receive the phone with version 2.12 of the firmware installed.

The main fix in the updated firmware is that it addresses the Wi-Fi and lockup issues. Here’s what was going on: the Wi-Fi and the user memory storage area both use the same DMA channel. So, if you downloaded a lot of data via Wi-Fi (like a game or other Marketpace app, or even a YouTube video) while the phone was trying to write to the user memory storage location, you sometimes see lockups due to a DMA conflict. In other words, lockups could occur when Wi-Fi data downloading conflicted with writing to the user memory storage location.

Like I mentioned before, existing global customers and T-Mobile customers will see this update beginning around mid-July . It does require the Microsoft March update and the security update, so if you’ like to get a jump on the process, I recommend that you install those now. When we get closer to the time of the update, I’ll blog about the process to walk you through it like I did for the March update.

To those of you who have been waiting for a fix to this and other issues, we appreciate your support. When I have new information to share on this topic, I’ll do it here. If you have questions or thoughts, feel free to leave a comment on this post, or ping me on Twitter ( @LionelatDell), or just check the #dellvenueproTwitter hashtag from time to time.

Source: Dell

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