Alcatel’s Windows 10 smartphone offers a mobile experience unlike any other Windows 10 Mobile device before it, including support for Continuum and in-box VR

IRVINE, Calif. – January 17, 2017 – Alcatel – the number four mobile phone manufacturer in North America – today announced availability of the company’s flagship IDOL 4S with Windows 10 unlocked from the Microsoft Store. Available at select Microsoft Stores in the U.S. and Canada and – including the flagship Microsoft Store in New York – the IDOL 4S offers full unlocked GSM compatibility throughout North America.

With its premium design, flagship performance, and support for Windows 10 exclusive experiences like Continuum, the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 is one of the best Windows 10 Mobile devices available in North America. The IDOL 4S is designed to pair high-end design and performance with features including Cortana, as well as a fingerprint sensor that enables Windows Hello for added security. Unlocked and supporting all of North America’s GSM networks, the IDOL 4S is currently available for $470.00 USD (SRP) at Microsoft Store.

“Windows 10 Mobile offers one of the most unique and feature-rich user experiences available on a smartphone today, and by combining these elements with the design, performance and VR experience found in IDOL 4S, we’re able to offer end users something unmatched in the market today,” said Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication (TCT), North America. “Bringing IDOL 4S with Windows 10 to the Microsoft Store ensures that virtually every Windows 10 Mobile fan can enjoy this unique and powerful smartphone experience.”

“Alcatel’s IDOL 4S with Windows 10 is a beautiful and powerful smartphone and we’re excited with the momentum they’ve had with the device so far,” said Gary Fowle, vice president of US OEM, Microsoft. “The move to offer a carrier-free option means even more customers can take advantage of its innovative Windows 10 features such as Cortana, Continuum, and the added security of Windows Hello with fingerprint sensor.”

Offering the power and convenience of PC-like productivity, the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 comes loaded with great features, like Continuum, allowing users to seamlessly connect the device to a second screen, keyboard and mouse for a desktop experience; all while still using the phone. This unique smartphone also pairs the best of timeless design with powerful experience, thanks to curated craftsmanship that includes a premium all glass body and halo gold metallic frame. It’s also powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor with an X12 LTE modem, offering unparalleled performance, smooth multitasking experience. and the most advanced LTE and Wi-Fi capabilities available. And when paired with the IDOL 4S VR Goggles, included as part of the in-box bundle with every IDOL 4S with Windows 10 smartphone, the Snapdragon 820 processor works to deliver a great mobile virtual reality experience.

For more information and full product specifications on the IDOL 4S with Windows 10, please visit Alcatel’s website.

About Alcatel Mobile Devices
TCL Communication designs, develops and markets a diversified range of mobile devices in more than 160 countries under the Alcatel brand. Currently the No. 4 mobile handset manufacturer in North America, Alcatel branded devices from TCL Communication deliver innovative, feature-rich experiences that make access to today’s mobile technology simple; offering a diverse portfolio of value-packed products equipped with the technology people want most.

TCL Communication is a wholly owned company of TCL Corporation, one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Alcatel is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent used under license by TCL Communication. For more information on Alcatel mobile devices, please visit Alcatel’s website.


Media Contact:
Jason Gerdon

Based on company data and IDC’s reporting for North America as of Q3 2016.

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