China-based mobile company Huawei said that consumers were also hurt when the deal with AT&T collapsed this week.
Huawei, AT&T phone deal collapsed?
An official of the Huawei’s consumer business group shared this news when he delivered his keynote at CES.
“I think it’s quite a big loss for us and also for the carriers, but it’s more of a big loss for consumers,” Richard Yu, chief of Huawei’s consumer business group, said.
The Huawei chief was expected to publicly announce the record-breaking deal between Huawei and AT&T. Sadly, the deal did not take off as expected a day before his CES keynote speech.
No official from AT&T has publicly explained why the supposed partnership with Huawei collapsed. Reports, however, indicated that US lawmakers raised the issue of security concerns if Huawei will be selling their product to a US-based mobile carrier.
Also, it can be recalled that back in 2012, Huawei was tagged as a security threat apparently because if its alleged ties with the Chinese government.
But Yu stressed that the company’s Mate 10 Pro will come to the US but as an unlocked device that will be sold to online retailers shop such as Best Buy and Amazon.
During the CES event, Yu showed a video of European customers expressing how happy and satisfied they are with their Huawei phones. He further stressed that Huawei was practising both the best security and privacy practices.
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