This week, Alcatel unveiled its new Windows 10 Mobile flagship, the Idol 4S with Windows 10. The device is launching exclusively available on T-Mobile in the United States - and it looks like it may not be offered on any other carriers, or in any other markets.
Earlier this year, Alcatel launched another Windows 10 Mobile handset exclusively on T-Mobile US. The Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile was a far more affordable device, priced at $139.99, although it offered a pretty decent range of specs for that price.
When Alcatel's new Idol 4S with Windows 10 launches on November 10, priced at $469.99, it will be the only Windows 10 Mobile handset available on the carrier, with no more affordable Windows device options offered to buyers with more modest budgets. Those looking for a new device still have options, of course, such as the Microsoft Lumia 550, which is the same price in the Microsoft Store.
Currently, T-Mobile has no Windows phones available to buy at any price. The Android version of the Fierce XL is still available to purchase through T-Mobile's value-focused MetroPCS carrier brand, priced at $49.
In July, T-Mobile ditched the HTC 10 flagship phone, just two months after it went on sale.