It seems that there's now only one Windows phone that's left being sold, as Microsoft today removed the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 from its online store. That leaves the HP Elite x3.
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In a rare occurrence, Microsoft has actually added a Windows phone listing to its online store. It's now selling the Alcatel IDOL 4S without the VR headset for $99.99, marked down from $299.99.
The Microsoft Store is once again discounting the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10, bringing the price of the unlocked Windows phone down to just $169, a $301 discount from its full price.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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