Alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 gets delayed once again

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro saga is not yet over, at least not in the UK where the Windows 10 smartphone should have been already available for purchase.

Although Microsoft and Alcatel promised to bring the device in the UK in the last week of July, the Idol 4 Pro's market release was postponed by two weeks.

Well, it looks like the day of August 7 is about to end and Alcatel Idol 4 Pro isn't yet available for purchase in the UK. In fact, Microsoft delayed the release of the smartphone once again, so those who still want the Windows 10 handset will have to wait three more days.

At least that's what Microsoft UK says on its official store. Since the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro has already hit the shelves in other European countries, we don't doubt that the UK will get the smartphone at some point as well.

Unfortunately, the fact that Microsoft UK confirmed the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro would arrive on August 10 is no guarantee it will happen. So, Windows Phone fans still wanting a flagship handset will have to wait at least three more days to be able to buy the Idol 4 Pro in the UK for £419.99.

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Idol 4S with Windows
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(13.3h talk time)



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

With not even 1 million Windows mobile smartphones going to be sold this year. Like who cares. Why is Phonearena still reporting about the platform. It's dead. Also how is the SD 820 and a full HD display flagship these days. That was last year's flagship specs and the full HD was 2014 flagship.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31633; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Serious specs, and a nice render....launch it.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The SD 820 was last year's flagship specs. The full HD display was 2014 flagship specs.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No one cares...

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You guys can see the irony right? No one cares except those that replied and gives green thumb up! LOL!

10. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1367; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Lol- oh, the contradictions.

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes Darkk, it is indeed an excellent device with the best speakers in the business. It runs Windows 10 as well as the Elite x3 and its only letdown is the camera. If you ever have the itch to try out the platform I wholeheartedly recommend it. You see, unlike the haters here who only look at a spec sheet, I've owned the handset.

4. Subie

Posts: 2429; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Seems like a good device at a good price. To bad the Brits are getting it this late...

6. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Good device coupled with poor OS. No buy.

7. sockergris

Posts: 57; Member since: May 13, 2017

"Windows phone fans" They exist?


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Worse still there are fanatics out there. But they have fallen a lot in recent months.


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Alcatel is very stupid, such as HP, Acer, Lenovo, Vaio, LG, Samsung and Microsoft have always been when it comes to smartphones with Windows. They lost money not launching in countries where there was really demand for such devices (like Japan and Brazil), and instead, they insisted on launching only in the United States and Europe, which with few exceptions, never gave the value to Windows Phone. If I had a high position in Alcatel or HP, I already had to collect all the Idol 4 Pro and Elite X3 from the stores, replace the current OS for Android and put it on the market and still see if the damage will be lower (since the two Also do not make much money with Android). No corporate users purchase these devices. Imagine the end user?

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