T-Mobile confirms that it will offer the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 Mobile phone with VR goggles

Laurent Giret

Earlier this month, we reported that US carrier T-Mobile would sell soon sell the Alcatel Idol 4S, a premium Windows 10 Mobile phone in a bundle including a VR headset. Since then, more details have leaked on the bundle as we learned last week that the Idol 4S packaging would transform into VR goggles while the Windows phone would feature exclusive VR experiences.

Today, the carrier officially confirmed the bundle which is confusingly marketed as the “Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 VR” on the product page (via The Verge). However, be aware that the premium handset does run classic Windows 10 Mobile but comes with pre-installed VR apps and games which are not detailed yet. The official description notes:

The next great frontier of entertainment and information is here, and the IDOL 4S is the world’s first Windows-powered smartphone + VR goggle package (while supplies last). Pre-loaded games and videos expand your reach beyond the screen.

The official product page on T-Mobile's website.
The official product page on T-Mobile’s website.

To our knowledge, this seems the first time that a Windows 10 Mobile handset will be hyped with virtual reality experiences, and this bundle will only be available for a limited time according to the carrier. In other VR-related news, Microsoft announced at its New York Windows 10 event earlier today that is has partnered with several third-party OEMs to bring a new range of affordable VR headsets leveraging VR and holographic capabilities in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.