I ordered the Dell Venue Pro on October 18th which I assume was the first day to order the device from Dell and was delighted to see the estimated ship date to be October 30th. I got an email on the 28th saying the device was still in production and to expect arrival on November 8th. I got another email on the 29th saying it has shipped and to expect it on the 31st. As I write this, the device is on a FedEx truck somewhere near me.[gallery ids=1383,1382,1381,1380,1379,1378,1377,1376,1375,1372,1373,1374]
On the afternoon of the 29th @davydthomas sent me a tweet saying Wal-Mart had the Venue 8 Pro. I called the nearest store and sure enough they had 3. I left immediately and picked one up. I asked about the stylus and case but they didn't know if they had them or not. I searched around and didn't see them.
Here is the unboxing video. I've started it at the 5:30 second mark because there was a lot of talking explaining the story prior to that point. Rewind if you want to. I was told that this is the first Unbox video of the Venue 8 Pro so that is a cool first. I wish I would have known that as I did the unbox Live on YouTube via G+ Hangouts so people could watch live. I interacted with the chatroom a lot instead of just doing the unbox. My apologies if it seems to chatty.
There is more to come so stay tuned. Ask questions in the forums!