AT&T reportedly backs out of deal to sell Huawei smartphones

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In a report from The Wall Street Journal (via Android Central), it has been reported that AT&T has made a decision to back off on a deal with Huawei, thus potentially delaying Huawei's plans to launch with a U.S. carrier. Instead, "people familiar with the matter" told the Wall Street Journal that AT&T backed out at the last minute.

Tomorrow, January 9, Huawei will officially announce its Mate 10 Pro smartphone in the USA, during a CES 2018 press event.

CES 2018 appeared to be that time, with the industry widely anticipating Huawei to announce the availability of Mate 10 Pro in the United States with AT&T as its retail partner.

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It's been widely expected that Huawei would take to the CES 2018 stage this week and announce a deal with AT&T that'd get its phones on the carriers shelves. The two companies declined to comment on the topic.

This pullback by AT&T comes as Huawei has been on an online and physical advertising spree to advertise its devices. On Tuesday Huawei will introduce new products to the US market, including availability. The carrier declined to comment, while a Huawei spokesman added only that the tech giant "has proven itself by delivering premium devices with integrity globally and in the USA market".

We'll bring you more information on Huawei's plans for the USA on Tuesday.

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