The last month has been rather exciting for Huawei fans after rumors and reports suggested that Huawei was planning to enter negotiations with the likes of AT&T. This meant that Huawei would begin selling devices locked to AT&T, making it easier to continue its rise to the top of the smartphone charts.
However, a new report from The Wall Street Journal claims that AT&T has backed out of the deal at the last minute. We were expecting to see an official announcement made tomorrow at CES 2018, but it seems that won’t be the case any longer.
According to CNBC, neither Huawei nor AT&T have responded to comment on the situation, but that’s not really surprising considering the fact that this just broke minutes ago. There are some that think that the reason for the last minute change is due to privacy concerns which were raised back in 2012 after a congressional report was released.
This is a huge blow for Huawei, as the company has repeatedly been attempting to enter the US cellular market. Currently, unlocked devices are available for sale from various retailers, however, there are no Huawei devices marketed at any of the major US carriers.
We’ll have to see how all of this plays out, but if the rumors are true, Huawei may have to look to the likes of T-Mobile or Sprint if it wants to gain a foothold in the US. Let us know what you think about this latest report and who you would like to see Huawei partner with in the future.