Uncategorized · December 11, 2018

Not the way to treat Huawei

Since smartphones became a thing, I’ve mostly been an iPhone user. Yes, there were the times when I tried out a Samsung Note or HTC phone, but I always came back to an iPhone. From the iPhone 3s, iPhone 5s and current iPhone 6s. iPhone has been my mainstay.

With the launch of the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, I felt that it was time to upgrade. After all, I’ve been patient. Staying on the sidelines with the launch of the iPhone 7, 8 and X. I kept my money in my pocket and have squeezed out as much use as I can get from my iPhone 6s. But it was time to upgrade.

Just before the official launch of the iPhone XS and XS Max, Huawei launched its Huawei Mate Pro 20. All the specs out did whatever the latest iPhone had, but it was not an apple device. It was nice to hold and play around with in the shops but it was far from a purchasing decision for me. It was a choice between the XS or Max.

That was until I started to read how Huawei was being treated. First being banned from 5G licenses in Australia and New Zealand, then the arrest of their CFO in Vancouver. This was swiftly followed by BT in the UK, stripping Huawei tech from their network and Japan saying that they will not allow Huawei to bid on 5G licenses or use their hardware.

All of this based on an unsubstantiated accusation by the US government led by Trump. And we all know how the last time the US used unsubstantiated information. Remember WMDs? Remind me, after invading Iraq, exactly how many WMDs did they find? And this time, this info is being spouted by Trump, not the most truth based leader in the world.

I felt that Huawei was being hard done and probably because of their success rather than what Trump and the US Government wants us to believe. Huawei is the second biggest handphone provider after Samsung. It also has the most advanced 5G tech. And the fear that they would dominate the 5G mobile arena was probably a greater reason why all this animosity is happening.

Where is the fair trade practices and how are countries able to simply ban a company’s product from their markets without giving it a chance to defend itself.

Instead, this situation has pushed me away from American products and into the arms of Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, namely Huawei.

So thank you all for making the decision for me.