Rating: Just get onto the Dell Swarm in time
Following our prediction that the Windows Phone Mango update (7.5) should be available any time now given that the real thing is as already shipping in Japan and Taiwanese WP7 owners apparently already have it, GoMo News has hit upon a great way to get a cheap Mango phone. We’ve already been contacted by one reader who swears he’s actually got the update (as opposed to a new handset with Mango). Look for Jimmy’s comment against this story (here). Well, taking a cue from Jimmy, GoMo News was trying to figure out the best way of obtaining WP7.5 at minimal cost. And the answer appears to be Dell Swarm.Actually, what we are putting into practice here are lessons learned from the HP Pre3 fiasco whereby the owner of webOS (HP) panicked and has admitted to selling off examples of a pretty good smartphone for £69. See our previous story here.
Well, GoMo News has spotted a fire-sale mechanism which Dell operates under the name of ‘Dell Swarm’.
The idea is easy. I enough of you commit to buying a particular product on Swarm, it goes down in price.
The best bit is that Dell has been selling the Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 for £179.50 on Swarm here. Which is exactly half price (previously £359).
Guess what? The Dell Venue Pro is exactly the handset which our source claims he has upgraded to Mango.
Better still, the Dell Venue Pro has made no fewer than two appearances in the last month.
Hence, there’s a good chance it will re-appear again. Particularly if enough people ask for it to be ‘re-swarmed’. Do do so now.
That said, the next Dell Swarm is taking place on Thursday 22nd  at around 1 pm. I’m not sure that is GMT so you’d better check.
Anyway, the last batch sold out within one hour 26 minutes. But if you’re up and ready, you could definitely bag yourself a bargain.