AT&T reportedly pulled out of the deal under pressure from USA lawmakers who wrote to the FCC citing concerns "about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular". A copy of the letter was seen by Reuters. Both Mate 10 and the Pro version will be available in USA markets on February 18, via the Amazon online store or brick and mortar shops like Best Buy.
When the Mate 10 Pro was unveiled last October, Huawei launched it in staggered markets around the globe, but gave no details on when it would be offered for sale in the U.S.
AT&T spokesman Fletcher Cook declined to comment.
"We are compliant with the world's most stringent privacy protection frameworks and requirements and have gained the trust of over 150 million customers in the past year alone", Plummer said in an email.
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Regardless of the reasons why AT&T would not support them, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are capable flagship phones.
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But deals with carriers are important in the USA because the majority of smartphones are purchased through carriers.
Huawei is the TOP 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world, along with Apple and Samsung.
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In the United States, where telecom carriers dominate the distribution channel by typically providing subsidies and special package deals, Huawei had been unable to make any significant inroads due to national security concerns.
China warned yesterday that American protectionism was on the rise after congressional documents showed that Chinese technology giant Huawei's designs on the United States market were causing national security concerns in Washington. It builds on past action against Huawei (the world's top seller of telecom equipment) and ZTE (ranked fifth), which included a ban on ZTE selling products to the USA government agencies in 2013.
The letter notes worries over "Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular".
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