Huawei Postpones Announcement of New Laptop Due to US Blacklisting

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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.

According to CNBC, a USA 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. Huawei's consumer division CEO, Richard Yu, told CNBC that the situation is "unfortunate".

Huawei has also "paused production at its personal-computer business because of restrictions on buying USA components", the Wall Street Journal reported. "We can not supply the PC", Yu said, calling it "unfortunate", according to CNBC. USA companies must now seek permission to trade with Huawei.

It has been reported that rumors about the suspension of production and development of new PCs might have been as a result of Huawei postponing the launch of the new MateBook.

Huawei finally has had enough of USA bullying
The software will probably come with its future devices only if the trade-war between China and USA isn't settled any time sooner. The company invites certain Play developers to join their team of "560K developers" in the Huawei Developer Portal.

The US Department of Commerce blacklisted Huawei Technologies and around 70 of its affiliates in May, banning them from buying equipment from US parties without a government go-ahead.

Intel is also remaining quiet on the matter, though reports claim it recently joined ARM in barring Huawei from using its hardware.

Intel reportedly restricted its employees from having informal conversations with Huawei, but an Intel executive also spoke out against the Trump administration's Huawei ban on Monday.

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