It appears the stylus woes of Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablet users are going to be resolved in the upcoming weeks.
In mid-January we told you about a strange situation affecting the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 tablets. After months of complaining, their dedicated Active Styluses were faulty, users saw Dell pull off the accessories from sale, without any notice.
Furthermore, the PC maker didn't say what was causing the issues nor did it specify when it was going to be bringing back the styluses, which were an integral part of the Venue Pro tablet experience and counted-upon by many people who purchased them.
Anyway, back then sources speculated that the problem was related with some faulty pins and new improved ones were expected to arrive at the end of January.
Finally, now in mid-February it seems Dell is ready to start the re-distribution of a new batch of Active Styluses with Synaptics technology and compatible with Dell Venue 8 Pro, Dell Venue Pro 11 and Dell XPS 11.
Folks over at the Italian publication TabletPC have managed to get their hands on a sample. The new styluses are characterized by the “REV A01” label and worldwide distribution will apparently kick-start in the upcoming days.
The new styluses will arrive in the US to people who have placed pre-orders for them in the past weeks and will spread from there across the world. In two weeks, the Styluses should also make a comeback in the Dell official store too.
Basically the new styluses look the same as the old ones, and the only way to distinguish between them is to look on the manufacturing box and check the “REV A01” label. The previous versions were marked as “REV A00.” Also, the production date is noted to be January 2014.
That’s good news for all the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro users who have been eagerly awaiting for Dell to do something. We do hope the producing company has managed to fix the previous issues and the new styluses work as they should.