Huawei Loses U.S. Carrier Support For Its Latest Smartphone
Huawei was all set for a big coming out party for its new Mate 10 Pro smartphone at CES 2018. But then AT&T and Verizon Wireless rained on the company's parade.
Huawei was widely expected to announce partnerships with carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless this week, according to multiple media reports, under which the two carriers would sell the Mate 10 Pro. Huawei has been trying to gain traction in the U.S. wireless market for years and the new phone, combined with the carrier partnerships, were seen as a big step toward that goal.
But the partnerships weren't announced. There was speculation the carriers backed away from the deals because of security concerns regarding Huawei's alleged ties to the Chinese government.
Solution providers can still offer the Mate 10 Pro by obtaining the devices through retail channels.