Huawei will launch a new laptop model in July 2019 which will be running the Windows operating system, a source told the Global Times.
In May, the U.S. Commerce Department added Huawei to its so-called "entity list" that prohibits technology purchases from U.S. companies without government approval.More news: Fifteen Serie A clubs oppose Champions League reforms
Ltd., which is at the center of the USA government's trade sanctions, has postponed the launch of its new laptop computer that was initially scheduled to be unveiled this week, The Information reported, citing Huawei employees familiar with the matter.
Having been blacklisted by the U.S. in May, Huawei was prohibited from purchasing products from chipmakers such as Intel and Qualcomm. The Chinese giant has indefinitely postponed the launch of a Windows laptop, marking the first time it has had to cancel a product as a result of being blacklisted. Unless Huawei is removed from the blacklist the laptop may never see the light of day. Shortly after, the Commerce Department added Huawei and 70 affiliates to the so-called Entity List.More news: US formally asks UK to extradite WikiLeaks' Assange
The Information said smartphones and laptops accounted for a huge chunk of Huawei's consumer electronics business in 2018.
Unfortunately for Huawei, the show of good faith didn't really get them anywhere and now the company has to push back its laptop's release date. Microsoft has remained silent on the matter other than removing Huawei's laptops from sale in its online store.
According to Ars Technica, Intel and ARM have also recently made moves to distance themselves from Huawei.More news: Watch Dogs Legion Announced, Set in London, Coming Early Next Year