Just 5 months after launching on the “Un-Carrier,” T-Mobile has reportedly stopped selling its only Windows phone, the Windows 10-powered Alcatel Idol 4S. Spotted by Neowin, the store page for the web-exclusive phone will no longer load. A T-Mobile online sales assistant seemingly confirmed its departure, stating “it was there yesterday but, it is not available for sale anymore. Hopefully we can get another Alcatel or Windows phone to replace that one.”
If the Idol 4S is indeed gone for good from the confines of T-Mobile’s store, the move comes after months of discounts on the short-lived handset. While the Idol 4S debuted last November with a $470 price tag, that dropped to as low as $288 with a recent discount.
The Snapdragon 820-powered phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB os storage, along with a 3,000mAh battery and a 21MP battery on its rear. One of the Idols 4S’s big draws, however, is that it includes a VR headset in the box with content pre-loaded. A solid, premium design, fingerprint reader, and Continuum support led us to call the Idol 4S one of the best Windows Phones to date in our review.
Though T-Mobile may no longer be an option for picking one up, you can still pick up a SIM-unlocked Idol 4S elsewhere. Microsoft currently sells the handset for $400, while Amazon is even cheaper at $285.