Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Huawei will not Launch laptops Due to U.S. Ban

Huawei will not Launch laptops Due to U.S. Ban

"Huawei will release a new laptop product in July, with different models and configurations compared with previous series such as the MateBook and HonorBook, a source close to the matter confirmed to the Global Times", the paper wrote.

Huawei "planned to unveil the new Windows laptop at the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai this week" but "indefinitely postponed" the launch because of the United States export ban, The Information reported yesterday.

Richard Yu, the consumer division CEO, confirmed to CNBC that the laptop would not be released, calling it "unfortunate".

The case linked to the banning of Huawei in the US, which among other things prevents American companies from selling technology and services to the Chinese manufacturer, marks a decisive change.

When Yu asked if the laptop could be launched at a later date, Yu said it "depends on how long the Entity List will be there".

Addition of Huawei to the US Entity List The Federal Register summarizes the addition of Huawei to the Entity List: "In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) to the Entity List".

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The comments come after the United States put Huawei on a blacklist last month that barred it from doing business with US companies on security grounds without government approval, prompting some global tech companies to cut ties with the world's largest telecommunication equipment maker. ". The new laptop will be equipped with the Windows operating system, the source said, in contrast to rumours about Microsoft halting cooperation with Huawei".

It was reported that the Chinese tech firm had meant to unveil a new laptop as early as this week. Richard Yu said that he can not provide the tentative date of the launch as it all depends on the time frame in which Huawei will remain blacklisted by the US.

The company made sure no spec details will be revealed to the press ahead of the launch, except for the fact that the laptop will be the latest member of the MateBook family. Microsoft has said nothing about what is happening but has removed Huawei laptops from sale. However, now the plans have changed and the device will be on hold for some time.

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