Huawei Scrapping Laptop Launch Because Of Trump Executive Order

We now have the first sign of trouble at Huawei because of the executive order that has effectively banned the company. Huawei has scrapped a product launch for the first time since the executive order was signed:

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, told CNBC that the firm had formally planned to launch a new product in its Matebook series without giving a date,┬ábut it had been indefinitely put on hold. He said that being on the U.S. Entity List, which restricts American companies from selling products to Huawei, had caused the cancellation. “We cannot supply the PC,” Yu said, adding that the situation is “unfortunate.” When asked if the laptop could be launched at a later date, Yu said it “depends on how long the Entity List will be there.” He acknowledged that, if Huawei is on the blacklist for a long time, the laptop will not be able to be launched.

You now have to wonder how many more products will face a similar fate. And how long Huawei can take hits like this before they finally tap out. I would suggest that you stay tuned as things are about to get interesting.

One Response to “Huawei Scrapping Laptop Launch Because Of Trump Executive Order”

  1. […] ago with no explanation. The fact that they’re available again is strange seeing as they recently scrapped a launch of a new laptop. Perhaps it has to do with a 90 day reprieve that the Trump administration currently has in place. […]

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