1. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    There will be some angry people who buy the wrong one, now or down the road. I'll give odds some have already ordered the Android version directly from Alcatel thinking its a Windows phone.

    That kind of stuff has already happened with phones with much more unique names.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.
    Guytronic and aximtreo like this.
    11-01-2016 04:56 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Get one!


    I thought it was named the Idol Pro.
    Fits me because I'm a pro at being idle.
    11-01-2016 04:59 PM
  3. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Get one!
    I'm thinking about getting a 24 hour test drive from T-Mobile next week without paying a restocking fee if I don't like it by claiming I thought I was getting the Android version and refusing to accept an exchange from a company so stupid to sell two phones with the same name. ;)
    11-01-2016 05:02 PM
  4. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I'll give odds some have already ordered the Android version directly from Alcatel thinking its a Windows phone.
    It's far more likely that the opposite will happen, i think.

    Could work out in Windows favor
    11-02-2016 08:35 AM
  5. Kacchan's Avatar
    Pretty sure the m8 Windows and m8 android were able to coexist just fine. This will too. Besides t-mobile doesn't even sell the android version
    xandros9 and RumoredNow like this.
    11-03-2016 01:21 AM
  6. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Pretty sure the m8 Windows and m8 android were able to coexist just fine. This will too. Besides t-mobile doesn't even sell the android version
    There were posts in these forums about a customer getting the wrong M8, going ballistic and the sales rep getting chewed out royally despite him making it very clear to the customer it was a Windows phone. Not fine. It's stupid because it is totally unnecessary. It doesn't matter if a store sells only one because people hear about a phone then ask stores if they sell them.
    xandros9 and aximtreo like this.
    11-03-2016 07:06 AM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    There were posts in these forums about a customer getting the wrong M8, going ballistic and the sales rep getting chewed out royally despite him making it very clear to the customer it was a Windows phone. Not fine. It's stupid because it is totally unnecessary. It doesn't matter if a store sells only one because people hear about a phone then ask stores if they sell them.
    I basically agree with you that it is confusing for some customers. I remember the thread about the customer getting a Windows Phone when he wanted Android. I think most smartphone users have no clue about the OS or what it is called. Maybe his friend had an M8 and he liked it and decided to get one, having no idea if his friend's M8 ran Windows Phone or Android.
    11-03-2016 09:06 AM
  8. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    It's far more likely that the opposite will happen, i think.

    Could work out in Windows favor
    Yeah, could grab some market share for uninformed buyers. But if that was the idea, and they were going to name it the same as another phone (which by the way shares basically nothing but the case), they should have named it iPhone 8 or better yet iPhone 9. ;)
    11-03-2016 09:44 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Yeah, could grab some market share for uninformed buyers. But if that was the idea, and they were going to name it the same as another phone (which by the way shares basically nothing but the case), they should have named it iPhone 8 or better yet iPhone 9. ;)
    I agree with you. It should have another name. But not much can be done about it.

    It is helpful that the packaging is pretty clear that it's the "Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10."

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    11-03-2016 11:56 AM
  10. anthonyng's Avatar
    wow sounds like it would get some unintentional buyers... but those buyers won't even know the difference... should be happy either way.

    "My buddy says idol4s is good"
    "Here you go!"
    11-03-2016 02:22 PM
  11. the_moesiah's Avatar
    I agree with you. It should have another name. But not much can be done about it.

    It is helpful that the packaging is pretty clear that it's the "Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10."

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    Anyone who takes that phone home in THAT box is a moron who doesn't deserve a refund
    libra89 and Kacchan like this.
    11-08-2016 09:47 PM

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