Huawei is victim of United States 'trust deficit'

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It looks as if the firm will launch the phone without a carrier partner - but most United States consumers buy their phones through a carrier.

One of the world's biggest smartphone makers, Huawei had hoped to finally crack the United States market with the launch of the new Mate 10 Pro. This week, Huawei announced at CES 2018 that its Mate 10 Pro Android flagship will be available in the U.S. on February 18 (via Windows Central).

On Tuesday, Reuters reported that AT&T was pressured to back away from the Huawei deal by members of the U.S. Senate and House intelligence committees who cited concerns about Huawei's alleged role in Chinese espionage efforts. Verizon is according to sources of Android Police under political pressure to not launch the Mate 10 later this year. Censorship of various USA platforms - think Twitter, Facebook and Google - also helped to provide a useful vacuum for local players to thrive. He does not comment on why the deal has failed, but said it was a "big loss for consumers because they would not have the best choice for their devices".

"The U.S. market presents unique challenges for Huawei, and while the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will not be sold by U.S. carriers, we remain committed to this market now and in the future", it said.

At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Huawei CEO Richard Yu had something more to say than just showcasing the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, going off script by the end of his keynote.

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Huawei "worries about getting the problem fixed first and then worries about getting paid", Union Wireless' customer relations officer Brian Woody told the Journal.

The Chinese company must do a lot of spadework in terms of making it known to U.S. lawmakers, government officials, regulators and the public that its products do not pose any security threat to American society. At the time, Huawei hit out at worldwide "protectionism".

In 2012, Huawei and ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) (0763.HK) were the subject of a USA investigation into whether their equipment provided an opportunity for foreign espionage and threatened critical US infrastructure - a link that Huawei has consistently denied.

Yet Huawei appeared shut out of the United States six years ago after congressional investigators determined its equipment could be used for spying or crippling the USA telecommunications network, the Journal reported.