Gal Gadot is Huawei's secret weapon, as USA distribution plans fall through

Huawei lost AT&T and Verizon due to political pressure but gains Wonder Woman

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Yet its blocking of deals involving Chinese companies in sectors where it has traditionally had an advantage shows its criticisms have more validity if directed at the USA market.

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei was expected to announce a deal to partner with us carrier AT&T.

Although no explanation was given, industry watchers say AT&T's decision may have something to do with security concerns since Huawei has a history of relationship with the Chinese military.

Actually helping Huawei become a major player here in the States, however, may take more than a Lasso of Truth.

At CES, an angry Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei, admitted the end of the AT&T deal was a loss for the company, "but the more big loss is for consumers, because consumers don't have the best choice".

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who played the title role in the 2017 Warner Bros. movie "Wonder Woman", is the new celebrity sponsor of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Ms. Gadot will join Huawei's marketing efforts as the company introduces its Mate10 Pro mobile phone to USA market. The letter, signed by 18 members of the House and Senate intelligence panels, expressed concerns first voiced in 2013 by congressional investigators.

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"The consumers will select Huawei, the carriers will select Huawei". It may be hard to find another United States mobile operator to carry its products.

"Two years ago, you couldn't get equipment outside of the carriers", the executive said.

The Mate 10 Pro is sold for much cheaper in China, and while we understand the extra costs associated with Value-Added Tax and importation as a whole, the listed price for the device is still a tad overwhelming.

As early as 2012, the U.S. government conducted a probe into Huawei and another Chinese telecom company, ZTE, on the grounds they represented security threats, but it never provided substantial proof to support its allegations.

Chinese companies are making a big statement at the world's largest consumer electronics show, CES - But there's also some controversy.

When considering the benefits of operating in a market with huge potentials, even Apple sees the need to sacrifice its own business interests to please the authorities. Media reports cited carrier security concerns regarding Huawei's ties to the Chinese government.

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