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Dell Venue Pro

Good looks and decent reviews weren’t enough to save Dell’s Venue Pro -- the Windows 7 smartphone that joined the company’s Streak tablets in the discontinued bin.

Back in 2010 — before it was cool to hate on BlackBerry — Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) famously announced that it would replace 25,000 employee Blackberrys with new Dell-branded Venue Pro Windows 7 handsets. The slider shipped in early 2011 — and was killed off a year later.

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