Microsoft still struggling to get the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro into the hands of customers

Microsoft still struggling to get the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro into the hands of customers

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is one of the newest Windows 10 smartphones to make its debut on the market. Initially launched in the United States under a different name, Alcatel's flagship has been confirmed to arrive in Europe in Q2, 2017.

Two weeks ago, the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro went on pre-order in some European markets sans the free VR headset that's included in the package in the United States.

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is available for pre-order via Microsoft Store for €479.99 or £419.99. The smartphone was supposed to hit the shelves on July 28, but that's not the case any longer for the UK version of the Windows 10-powered handset.

After a couple of delays, the UK launch of the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro has now been pushed to August 7, so customers will have wait two more weeks if nothing wrong happens again.

Customers in other European countries where Microsoft is selling the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro will get the smartphone much earlier, but not on time. For example, Microsoft silently changed the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro release date in Germany where it will now arrive on July 31, five days later than expected.

If you've already placed your pre-order, then you'll just have to wait for Microsoft to make up its mind and decide when exactly the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro starts shipping.

source: Microsoft Store (1, 2)

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(13.3h talk time)



1. miketer

Posts: 514; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Actually,MS don't have to struggle so much. A Lumia 1520 user, by the way.

5. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Yeah, better quit Windows on phones and supplement the existing mobile OS with their apps.

6. miketer

Posts: 514; Member since: Apr 02, 2015


2. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Microsoft have been always struggling :)

3. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Anyone buying this is going to feel burned next year. These devices are getting zero support going forward. Wait for the evolution of Windows on arms or avoid W10 altogether

4. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

The biggest mistake Microsoft made was to buy Nokia. Now they can't propose any mid end phone that will be exterminated by any Android phone. They have to make high end phones with true value to the end user. It is only on the high end phones that they can unleash valuable features like the ARM thing, VR or whatever, but without a strong brand name it will be even harder to selĺ.

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