Huawei postpone plans to launch new laptop because of United States ban

Joanna Estrada
June 12, 2019

In this respect, the ban has effective blocked Huawei's access to technology from Microsoft (its Windows operating system) and Intel (processors).

As reported by The Information, Huawei had planned to unveil the latest entry in its well-received MateBook line at the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai, but the company's recent placement on the United States government's entity list, which bars U.S. firms from doing business with Huawei without a license, means the announcement has been put on hold indefinitely.

According to CNBC, a U.S. television network, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer division, said that the company had planned to launch a new product in its Matebook series without giving a date, but it had been put on hold.

He stressed that as long as Huawei remains on the US Entity List, the company would not be able to launch new laptops.

This product, likely a new member of Huawei's acclaimed MateBook line, is the first the company has been forced to cancel as a result of the U.S. sanctions imposed last month.

According to Digitimes reports, some Huawei suppliers would have received a notice regarding the suspension of deliveries of notebook components.

Apparently, the future of Huawei PC division is also at risk, which remains too dependent on U.S. technologies, and Huawei will still be a pawn in the Trade War. The firm originally aimed to surpass Samsung as the world's largest smartphone distributor by Q4 this year, but the firm has now admitted that this goal is being on hold for now.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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