Huawei, the Chinese tech behemoth that has been recently blackballed by the US government, has canceled the launch of its laptop, CNBC reports. The company claimed it that pulled the plug on its new product due to its inability to work with American suppliers, such as Microsoft and Intel.
Before Huawei ended up on the US Entity List, it was supposed to announce the new addition to its MateBook lineup during the CES Asia 2019 even that kicked off in Shanghai on June 11. Now that the laptop’s launch has been indefinitely postponed, any details about its technical characteristics are unlikely to be revealed anytime soon.
Huawei’s Richard Yu claims that the situation is “unfortunate.” According to Yu, the shelved product won’t see the light as long as Huawei remains blacklisted.
MateBook 14 and MateBook Pro, the two already announced Huawei laptops, are yet to be shipped. These are just a few products that are currently at risk during the tech cold war between China and the US.
Major US companies, such as Microsoft, Intel, and Nvidia, are now prohibited from conducting business with Huawei by the US government. President Donald Trump has imposed a ban on the Chinese telecom juggernaut due to spying allegations.