Thursday March 22, 2018

Best Buy Stops Selling Huawei Phones

cNet is reporting that Best Buy has ceased ordering Huawei smartphones, and will stop selling its products over the next few weeks. Best Buy declined to comment o the decision, however this is a bad turn for Huawei, as it had been trying to establish a presence in the U.S for some time.

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While Best Buy declined to comment, I think there is a good chance it has to do with the recent rumors of of Huawei phones spying on their users, to the point where lawmakers suggested people not use their phones. So much for getting that sweet KFC phone.

Huawei was widely expected to announce a partnership with AT&T in January at CES to carry the Mate 10 Pro smartphone, but the carrier reportedly backed out because of political pressure. A few days later, Verizon reportedly nixed its own plans to sell Huawei phones. Instead, Richard Yu, CEO of the company's consumer business, spent his time talking about the phones, which were already in the market elsewhere, as well as touting the Porsche Design variant of the smartphone.