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At IFA 2017, Alcatel has announced four new smartphones aimed at the 'Millenials'. These devices feature 1080p displays, dual-cameras in some models and several colors to choose from starting at €229.
The online Microsoft Store in the US has marked down the price of Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile flagship, the IDOL 4S with Windows 10, to just $199 from $470, a discount of over 57%.
Alcatel's parent company, TCL, has slashed another $50 off the IDOL 4S with Windows 10, reducing its price to $224.99, including a VR headset. The same device is priced at $470 on the Microsoft Store.
The IDOL 4 Pro - which launched in the US eight months ago as the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 - was supposed to be released in the UK last month. It's now available to buy there, priced at £419.99.
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On the day that deliveries were supposed to begin, the Microsoft Store has pushed back the release of the IDOL 4 Pro in France and Germany, following a delay to the handset's launch in the UK.
The IDOL 4 Pro originally launched in the US last year as the IDOL 4S with Windows 10. Pre-orders for the device opened in the UK this month, but its planned July 26 release date has been pushed back.
Alcatel's mid-range PULSEMIX smartphone with MotoMod-style SNAPBAK covers for enhanced sound, battery or just fancy lighting is now available from Cricket Wireless for just $79.99.
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Microsoft has opened UK pre-orders for the Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro - the same handset that launched in the US last year under a different name, and which T-Mobile dumped from its range after six months.
The IDOL 4 Pro is now available to pre-order from Microsoft Germany for €480 - 20% less than expected. The device includes a head strap, but no VR goggles, and will be released on the '76th of July'.
Alcatel's official price for the IDOL 4 Pro is €599 ($680), despite it selling the same device - as the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 - in the US for $275 with VR goggles... which aren't included in Europe.
Amazon has added five handsets to its Prime Exclusive Phone program in the US. Significant discounts are available on all the devices, including the new Nokia 6, with offers and ads on the lockscreen.
Alcatel said in February that its IDOL 4S with Windows 10 - which launched last November on T-Mobile US, before it was dropped - would go on sale in Europe "by June" as the IDOL 4 Pro, priced at €599.
It's hard to believe that even in 2017, flip phones are still readily available. T-Mobile has just released the Alcatel Go Flip for those that want something simpler. The handset will cost $75.
The IDOL 4S with Windows 10 launched on T-Mobile for $469, before its price was slashed, and the device was eventually discontinued. But you can now get the high-end handset for just $272.99.
A few days ago we reported on a lukewarm deal for the unlocked variant of Alcatel's Idol 4S, it now appears that something better has come along with a huge discount that sees the phone drop to $284.
T-Mobile US exclusively launched the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 in November for $469 - but then dropped its price to $432 in January, and $288 in February. Now, it's removed the device from its range.
If you've been waiting to purchase the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10, now might be the time to do so, as the Microsoft Store is now selling the unlocked model for $400, $70 off of its normal price.
Alcatel has announced its "Flash" handset with dual 13MP sensors on the rear and dual 8MP and 5MP sensors on the front. The former allows it to generate an image with a high depth of field.
The unlocked version of the Alcatel IDOL 4S, one of the few Windows phones still available on the market, has received a reasonable discount on Amazon and can be bought for $400 in the US.
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Alcatel says that the Plus12 is the lightest 12-inch 2-in-1 in the world, and describes it as "your office on the move" - although it doesn't come with Office, and it has a truly ghastly keyboard.
Alcatel has unveiled details to offer its Windows 10 handset, the Idol 4 Pro, to those in Europe. The handset offers a healthy set of specs that include the Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 21MP camera.
Alcatel has announced its latest Windows 10 tablet, the Alcatel Plus12, which is targeted at businesses. The device packs a detachable keyboard, 11.6-inch Full HD display, and dual loudspeakers.
There have been numerous attempts at modular handsets with a majority not taking off. If this leak is to be believed, Alcatel could announce a new modular handset at Mobile World Congress 2017.
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After releasing an unlocked model of the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 in the United States earlier this week, Alcatel is now offering the device through the Microsoft Store in Canada for $619 CAD.
After launching an unlocked model of the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 in the US Microsoft Store this week, Alcatel will also be launching its flagship handset in Canada on Friday, January 20.
When Alcatel first announced its IDOL 4S with Windows 10 Mobile, it was an exclusive release to US carrier T-Mobile. Now, the handset has arrived as an unlocked model in the Microsoft Store.
The IDOL 4S with Windows 10 is a world exclusive device for T-Mobile in the US. The carrier launched it on November 10, priced at $469.99 - but now, two months later, its price has been cut by 8%.
Although BlackBerry once held as much as 20% of the smartphone market share, today it officially bows out as the company announces it has sold manufacturing rights to the BlackBerry brand to TCL.
Alcatel's France Twitter account tweeted that the company's IDOL 4S with Windows 10 will be coming to European markets, which complements earlier speculation of an unlocked variant.
Microsoft updated the Windows Device Recovery Tool today, adding support for a few new devices, such as the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10. Oddly, there's a carrier variant of the Elite x3 as well.
Alcatel is celebrating the holidays by offering the chance to win an Xbox One S, Alcatel IDOL 4S, and much more. The competition is only available to US customers and ends on the 16th of December.
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With Microsoft making no effort to encourage eligible users to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile, 85% of US Windows phone owners remain on older versions of the OS. Check out more data from AdDuplex here.
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