Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL said to be bringing Windows 10 to T-Mobile soon

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T-Mobile hasn’t exactly been the go-to carrier for Windows smartphones in the past, but there have been a handful of the Live Tile-equipped devices that’ve hit Magenta’s shelves. And soon, the first Windows 10 device to be offered by T-Mobile will arrive.

A new report says that the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL will launch “in the coming weeks,” backing up a report from back in October. The Fierce XL is expected to cost less than $100. For that price, you’re probably expecting a lower-end spec list, and you’d be right.

The Fierce XL will reportedly offer a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Inside of its body — which will allegedly be cyan in color (hooray for another cyan Windows phone!) — will be a Snapdragon 210 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot for adding more storage, and a non-removable 2500mAh battery. The Fierce XL will also reportedly include Wi-Fi Calling 2.0 and Voice over LTE, which while not  totally surprising, are still welcome inclusions on a lower-end device.

It doesn’t appear that Microsoft’s Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL will be sold on T-Mobile any time soon, so for now, the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL looks like it’ll be the only Windows 10 device on T-Mo’s shelves. That’s kind of a bummer for folks that want a high-end Windows experience, but there is always the option of buying an unlocked 950 or 950 XL direct from Microsoft and popping in your T-Mo SIM.

One other detail that’s worth noting is that the Fierce XL is expected to be offered in an Android version as well. Details on that model are light, but don’t be surprised if it has a spec sheet that’s similar to its Windows sibling.

Image via: @evleaks
Source: Windows Central

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  • Alex Zapata

    Hooray! I guess this is going to be my next phone?

  • for less than a 100 bucks, id get it as a good option for my kids, or even one for me to play with

    • Acdc1a

      If it comes in at under $100 it’s a no brainer. I don’t have faith that T-Mobile will actually price it appropriately though.

    • Clay Leihy

      With the free phone deal from MetroPCS, mine was $20 out of pocket.

  • Isaiah Davenport

    I have an unlocked Metro PCS Android Version of this phone using it on T Mobile Pre Paid. It has more than enough storage and memory. It is a nice phone and can not wait for T Mobile to get this phone so I can buy a T Mobile branded version of this phone rather it be windows or android operating system.

    • Clay Leihy

      Even if it’s T-Mobile branded, it’s still either Android or Windows…

  • Its Gravy Baby

    SInce I just bought a Nexus 5X, I’ll use my JUMP for this, pay for it in full and get out of my Note 4 EIP (Note 4 turned into an unusable POS ever since it updated to 5.1.1….SMH TERRIBLE update)

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Sold. I will buy this for my dad as a gift. Time to upgrade from Nokia Lumia 635.

  • aggiefather

    My Nokia Lumia 810 is still working beautifully, but I’ll get this for the larger screen size, ram, and memory. I hope the build quality isn’t a major disappointment.

  • NEO2U

    Perfect way to dump the JUMP.

  • Vipul Patel

    Looking forward to this

  • Ryan Neely

    Can’t wait for the stories of the store employees desperately trying to make people not get the Windows version.

    • AS118

      To be fair, those customers would just get upset at the store employees when they found out that their favorite (or work or banking necessary) app isn’t on the Windows store.

      • Yazzie

        Yeah and besides Snapchat and a few games, what app would they be pissed off about? There are very few apps that haven’t yet launched on Windows that everyone is wanting.

        • Guest

          I’d say only a few apps are not optimized or lack features (e.g. Voxer and Facebook App) but it goes back on the devs to fix bugs which they never come around to. Other than that, I’d pick the Windows 10 version over Android on a SD210 chipset.

  • Clay Leihy

    I’ve had my MetroPCS fierce xl for a couple of weeks. Details of the Android model are certainly not light as I have one in my hand right now. It’s funny to be reading your story that acts like no one has seen it yet.

  • jt

    This phone is ugly. Happy with my lumia 640 for now..which looks much better. Will wait for the surface phone although it’ll probably carrier locked to att.

  • Buster Nutwell

    Too bad they discontinued the Lumia 640 so quickly… they could have kept selling it for 99 bux and put win10 on it, its a great phone and id buy it again.

  • Isaiah Davenport

    I found a sales page for the android version of this phone at http://www.walmart.com/ip/T-Mobile-ALCATEL-ONETOUCH-Fierce-XL-Prepaid-Smartphone/48628686

  • Technosquid

    I’d really love to know the real story behind why the T-Mobile/MetroPCS Lumia 640 was discontinued so quickly. It was on the market for less than three months, meanwhile AT&T continues to sell it, and has a U.S. exclusive with both new Lumias. Did T-Mobile decide they wouldn’t play ball with Microsoft’s “Windows as a Service” update cadence? If so, would that mean all updates on this device are subject to T-Mobile’s approval? Until there’s an answer on this, I’d never buy a Windows 10 Mobile handset with a T-Mobile logo on it.