Verizon follows AT&T's move, drops plans to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Wireless network provider Verizon is not going to sell the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 Pro. This unexpected decision has to do with the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter.

Earlier this month, AT&T abandoned plans to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro to subscribers after members of the congress, with the help of federal regulators, stood against it. Verizon has been going through the same thing, after dropping plans to sell the Chinese flagship to the U.S. audience. That means only channel left for Huawei to distribute its newest device is going to be through online retailers, such as Amazon and eBay.

This move is just a part of series of events, following the resurfacing worries about the possibility of China spying on the U.S. through mobile devices. “Your phone is the ultimate Trojan horse,” said Roger Entner, an analyst with Recon Analytics LLC. “If someone has control of your phone, they can do a lot with it. In a nightmare scenario, they can turn on the microphone or the camera and, -- if you working for a defense contractor or chipmaker -- they can obtain sensitive info”. 

Earlier this week, a senior administration official announced the possibility of a 5G network, controlled by the government, in order to fend of possible Chinese spying threats. 

source: PhoneScoop

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Mate 10 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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8 Comments

1. tazzmissionx

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

Does the U.S. Government not realize that Huawei is associated with a Verizon device (Home Phone Connect) that Verizon has been selling for at least 6 years?????????

3. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

the US government doesnt want to control 5G, that was a rumor. they were never even planning it

4. DFranch

Posts: 533; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

But we can still buy a Huawei phone unlocked and use it on any network. If Huawei are really as evil as they are being portrayed, why not go for a total ban. Sounds fishy to me, like some phone companies are threatened, and are using congress to prevent Huawei from entering the market in a big way.

5. burkett375

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

Huawei phones don't have the bands for Verizon, so you can't just use it on any network

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

So you’re basically saying companies like Samsung and Apple, along with everyone else, is so threatened by Hauwei superphone that they are tag teaming with congress to prevent them from selling

7. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

HA, I TOLD YOU SO! Never buy Chinese phones. Those spying bazturds are or will be America's most powerful and dangerous enemy. Stop lining their pockets and making them richer and militarily stronger by buying their spyware-filled products. It's a matter of personal and national security people, you better smarten up!

8. TerryD

Posts: 544; Member since: May 09, 2017

'if you working for a defense contractor or chipmaker' - then you shouldnt have your phone in there. We have 'no mobile device' zones to prevent any data leakage.

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