Huawei had some lofty goals for 2018, with its eyes set on finally launching one of its smartphones (in this case, the Mate 10 Pro) on a U.S. wireless carrier. Ahieving that goal would mean that Huawei finally had an official presence within the wireless market in the United States, but that was not meant to be.
In January, it was reported that the United States government had stepped in, recommended that AT&T and Verizon not work with Huawei, citing national security concerns. Now, according to a report from CNET, it looks like Huawei has another road block.
Best Buy, one of the largest big box retailers in the U.S., has apparently decided to stop selling Huawei smartphones. The retailer is no longer putting in any new orders for Huawei phones, and as soon as its current stock dries up, it will not be putting in any new orders.
As it stands right now, neither Best Buy nor Huawei have confirmed the report. However, a Best Buy spokesperson did say “We make decisions to change what we sell for a variety of reasons.”
Huawei’s goals to launch a substantial presence in the United States continues to run aground, and it doesn’t look like there’s a fix for it on the horizon.