Earlier this week, Alcatel finally launched its IDOL 4S with Windows 10 as an unlocked model in the Microsoft Store. Formerly a T-Mobile online-exclusive, the company said that the new variant of the device would be available in the US and Canada; however, it has still only shown up in the US Store.
Alcatel has now confirmed to Neowin that the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 will be launching in the Canadian Microsoft Store this Friday, January 20.
The company says that the unlocked handset "offers full unlocked GSM compatibility throughout North America." The US Microsoft Store still only lists 2, 4, and 12 as the supported LTE bands, which are the same as the T-Mobile model. Of course, the Store isn't always accurate in its listings, as it once listed a phone as running Windows Phone 10.
This also opens up the possibilities of the phone arriving in other countries. Back in November when the device launched, the company indicated that it wouldn't arrive in European markets, but it seems now that it may have just been talking about the T-Mobile variant.
When we reviewed the IDOL 4S with Windows 10, we were generally impressed with it, although the camera and lack of NFC were definitely drawbacks.