The hits just keep on coming for Huawei. 2018 was supposed to be one of the biggest years for the company as it planned to make a concerted effort to enter the US market.
However, everything went down the drains at CES 2018 when it was reported that both AT&T and Verizon would be pulling out of the deals. Then Huawei’s CEO went on an unscripted rant stating how big of a loss these lost deals are for both Huawei and consumers.
Well, it seems that the company just can’t catch a break as a report from CNET states that Best Buy will be removing Huawei devices from store shelves. Over the next few weeks, Best Buy will stop selling Huawei products in a rather surprising move.
Best Buy is the only brick-and-mortar retailer here in the states which offer Huawei devices. Removing these devices from availability will do a lot of damage to Huawei. Instead, the company will be left offering devices through online storefronts such as Amazon.
The Mate 10 Pro was expected to be one of the leading flagship devices in 2018. However, with Huawei’s reach growing smaller and smaller, we may end up with the only option of being able to import through the likes of GearBest.
It will be interesting to see if Best Buy was subjected to pressure from the US government, as that was the case with both AT&T and Verizon. However, at this time, Best Buy is said to be making the move to end the partnership all on its own.
Let us know what you think about this latest bit of drama and what you think will happen to Huawei in the coming months.
Huawei’s year hasn’t been great, especially after infamously losing a carrier deal with AT&T right before announcing US availability for the Mate 10 Pro. But don’t worry, it can always get worse. And yep, things are definitely getting worse. Best Buy will reportedly stop ordering any new Huawei stock, making it even harder to get […]
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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.
For potential buyers of the Essential Phone two major retailers are providing a little March madness with some price cuts and special items thrown in if a purchase is made. Essential announced on their Twitter feed that they are cutting $50 off the regular price and throwing in some earphones through Amazon. Meanwhile, Best Buy […]
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If you have been wanting to get your hands on the newest version of Google’s Daydream View virtual reality headset but haven’t wanted to fork over $100 to get it, then Best Buy has a deal just for you.
Right now, Best Buy is hosting a 50 percent discount on the Daydream View VR headset, which drops the price of the headset to $49.50. Best Buy is offering the discount on all three colors of the Daydream View, so you can pick from the Coral, Fog, or Charcoal color schemes.
These promotions are usually around only for a limited time, so if you’ve been on the fence on whether or not to buy a Daydream View headset, you might want to act sooner rather than later.
Who is going to pick up a new Daydream View VR headset from Best Buy?