Best Buy to stop selling Huawei phones in the U.S.

Best Buy to stop selling Huawei phones in the U.S.
We already know that Verizon and AT&T were told by the U.S. government not to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro to its customers. There are fears that Huawei's handsets (and its network equipment) contain a direct line to government servers located in China. Just yesterday, we told you that three former security chiefs in Canada are warning the Trudeau administration that they need to cut all ties with Huawei.

Today, Best Buy joined the parade. The big box retailer decided not to replenish inventory for the Mate 10 Pro in the states, and over the next few weeks it will stop selling Huawei branded devices altogether. The device is still available from other North American retailers such as Amazon, Microsoft Stores, Newegg, and B&H Photo Video.


Huawei has said that it wants to be the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world by 2021. Currently third behind Samsung and Apple, it will be much harder for Huawei to accomplish this task without being able to offer its high-end models through at least one major state-side carrier.

source: CNET

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39 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Fear mongering bs.

6. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

I call it national security my dear friend and it's getting more serious!

18. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

...wrong, it's about time America woke up to this company and it's ambitions, your comment is both ignorant and ill informed.

24. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

With absolutely no evidence of any wrongdoing on Huawei's part it's looking like it's purely motivated by fear of China or protectionism to keep Chinese companies from taking marketshare and money from Apple and the like. There is nothing wrong with ambition.

33. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Communism versus twised-Deomcracy

32. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's clearly a problem, no matter how some people deny it. However, I would use a Mate 10 Pro, it's probably the only flagship with truly good battery life.

39. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

they are not that great phones! if you guys are in android league, try Samsung or even LG they have better or at lease on par phones with Huawei! what's all the rage for?! I would trade Samsung S9+ any day for Huawei!

2. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

From the earlier article :"The Apple iPhone exaggerates the U.S. trade deficit with China." Besides the security concerns, stopping Huawei handsets mitigates the deficit a little.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7506; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Considering just how miniscule those sales are, I highly doubt that's the reason.

3. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Can't say that I care, or ever cared for Huawei phones. As an American, if all these companies cutting ties to Huawei helps American business and security, I'm all for it. Sure iPhones are made in China, but Apple is an American company. Yeah Google or the American Govt may 'spy' on Americans, but I'd rather my own country's company or govt doing it. That doesn't give China a pass. Glad this, and the Broadcom block happened. China is getting too aggressive (and successful) and it's time to start putting up roadblocks. Now to keep them out of our agriculture industry. Glad we finally have a president who isn't a globalist pushover.

13. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Dude get your facts straight. Broadcom is a Singaporean company, not a Chinese one.

26. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Except it doesn't benefit american business and security, it promotes isolationism and irrational fear of others. Your president's (not mine) short term plans have devastating long term effects that will cripple the american economy. Inflation will soar, whatever jobs are gained on the short term will be lost several times over 10 years down the line and due to his tax reforms the division between rich and poor will be greater than ever with a vast majority of people living below the poverty line. People like you who praise him so blindly, fail to see the long term problems his course of action creates and can't solve. Meanwhile his businesses and whatever profit he makes goes into a holding that gets released the day he's no longer president and so he stands to lose nothing at all. And with his current position the massive amounts of outstanding debt the man and his family have, no one will try to reclaim. He's not working for the American people, he's working for his own selfish needs.

36. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Thanks for the speculative and opinionated response.

38. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

At least I have an opinion that's not fed to me by social media like yours. People like you is what holds this country back.

4. Fiat_Punto

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Facebook, Google,apple, SnapChat and Instagram all exploit our data. Not talking of servers and s**t. Just manipulating to force buy or behavior change of our ttaughts I deleted almost all platform and i dont know how to come out of Google

8. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Yeah but these companies are US companies. I don't want my data in the hands of the Chinese government. Who knows what they do with it.

12. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

The only way to leave google is to stop using android phones - we all know that's not gonna happen.

5. nerdmb

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 11, 2017

This is a very good news. These major chinese companies all have very close ties with chinese communist government, they are almost ran by chinese communist government. Chinese communist government is far from what people tend to think they are. China have communist government. They do not acknowledge the very idea of human rights. You voice against communist party then you disappear suddenly and get tortured and killed and it is legal. Chinese communist government even just adopted dictatorship recently and is planning to adopt “social credit” system very soon.

27. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

And all the American government has to do is label you a terrorist and your human rights go right out the window too, just like in China. No difference if you ask me.

30. qazz1

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

The missing and got killed sound like a 20th century information. We are now in 21st century. I believe Chinese manufacturer aim to sell their products in India instead of usa. the thing is, there are many more important market that they aim for.

34. qazz1

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

The missing and got killed sound like a 20th century information. We are now in 21st century. I believe Chinese manufacturer aim to sell their products in India instead of usa. the thing is, there are many more important market that they aim for.

9. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

I have understood the problem . US government cant use Huawei phones to spy on people as they force other brands to do for them . So, Huawei is much safer than using iPhone or Galaxies. I will start using Huawei phones from now on and get rid of iphones and Galaxies.

11. mcoomes

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Will our govt. lock down Facebook, or outlaw Cambridge Analytica, too? Not takin' sides, really. Just wondering why we're all so selective about what we fear. At 10,000 feet the view is the same...we all leave this world the same way.

14. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Good God! I don't want them Chinese bs here spying on me.

15. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Glad I got my mate 10 from eBay for $479 brand spanking new.

16. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Ban Apple in Asia and US market will crash.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7506; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

First of all, you can't ban a company from a continent. You realize different Asian countries have different laws... right? Even if what you proposed were to take place, the hit to the "Asian" economies would be far worst than whatever you believe would happen stateside. Almost all iPhone parts come directly from Asia, contributing to numerous GDPs across the region. In comparison, Apple makes up less than a percentile of the American GDP. You'd never hurt them that way. Finally, and this is a big boy question: Why are the lot of you acting like Huawei was EVER going to be a major player in America at all? Hauwei has been selling phones here for half a decade... and hasn't moved the needle in the slightest in that time. They've always been, and always will remain, a no name brand here. Hell... people can't even get their damn name right! So spare us the stupid theatrics and banter...its unproductive.

21. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Maybe because Huawei has never been allowed into US carriers which we all know is where 99% of phones are sold. Huawei has gone from nothing to selling over 150 million phones annually in 5 years and now they are producing phones that compete directly with Apple and Samsungs best offerings. Yes if they were allowed into the US carrier market they would make a big impact just as they have in the rest of the world.

22. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Why just only ban apple.... Ban every company which has it's roots in America. apple , google, microsoft, amazon etc..

23. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Amazon only in US. Google not much influence in China other than Android base which are skinned with all Chinese UI and apps. Microsoft does not indulge in trade wars and spying for US government. Apple is a perfect and symbolic company that Asia and rest of the world should bring down if US wants to play the game of trade wars and wants to control world network infrastructure in order to have exclusive power over spying against the rest of the world.

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