LAS VEGAS--Coming in big with two extra-large Android smartphones wasn't enough of a splash for Huawei here at CES. This morning, the Chinese networking provider and handset-maker launched the Huawei Ascend W1, its first-ever Windows 8 phone.
Los Alamos National Laboratory is reportedly removing network switches made by a partnership that once included controversial Chinese telecommunication gear maker Huawei because of national security concerns.
But Huawei, which was rebuked last fall by the House Intelligence Committee for posing a national threat because of potential ties to the Chinese government, hasn't been part of H3C Technologies, the partnership that makes the switches, since 2006, Reuters reported.
Huawei created H3C as a joint venture with 3Com in 2003. Three years later, 3Com bought Huawei's stake in the venture. And in 2010, Hewlett-Packard bought 3Com.
All of which … Read more
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Editors' note: This story has been updated since it was originally published to correct the time of event to 1 p.m. PT.
LAS VEGAS -- Mobile is supposed to be a hot category in tech, right? You'd never know it looking at the announcements that are slated to start pouring in this week.
Many of the major companies in the mobile industry have opted to skip or limit their presence at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off tomorrow for the media before officially opening on Tuesday. The announcements that do come out will emerge from lower-tier companies hoping to make more of a name for themselves and their products.
The dearth of wireless-related news at a time when … Read more
Huawei's Ascend P1 smartphone has finally landed in the U.S.
The device, which made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show last year and cleared regulatory hurdles all the way back in May, is available starting today on Amazon for $449. At that price, consumers will get it unlocked and be able to run it on AT&T or T-Mobile networks.
The handset comes with a 4.3-inch super AMOLED dislpay and 8-megapixel camera. The Ascend P1 is 7.69 mm thick, making it just slightly thicker than Apple's iPhone 5. The Android-based handset also comes … Read more
InterDigital is on the patent warpath again.
The company, famous for holding a boatload of patents on wireless products, filed a complaint yesterday with the United States International Trade Commission against the usual round of tech players.
Citing infringement against seven of its patents, InterDigital wants the ITC to ban the U.S. import of products made by Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, and Huawei.
Specifically, InterDigital alleges that the companies in question have engaged in unfair trade practices by selling certain 3G and 4G wireless devices that violate the seven patents. Without naming any specific products, the complaint points to mobile … Read more
Already considered a potential threat to U.S. national security, Huawei is again finding itself under scrutiny, linked to an offer to sell embargoed computer equipment to Iran.
A major partner of the Chinese telecommunications gear maker offered to provide 1.3 million euros ($1.7 million) of Hewlett-Packard computer equipment to Iran in 2010, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. However, Huawei says neither it nor Hong Kong-based Skycom, its privately owned partner, provided the equipment to Mobile Telecommunication Co of Iran, known as MCI.
The proposal focused on expanding MCI's subscriber billing system and included at least … Read more
Huawei has something big in store for CES.
A company executive prematurely showed off the company's Ascend Mate, a jumbo 6.1-inch smartphone, which was rumored to be its big announcement for the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.
But Huawei executive Richard Yu pulled the phone out while at a Huawei store in China, according to Engadget.
CNET contacted Huawei for comment, and we'll update the story when we get a response.
The Ascend Mate is the latest in a class of phones known as "phablets," or a hybrid between a phone and a tablet. … Read more
Up-and-coming hardware designer and phone maker Huawei has been making a name for itself of late. But expanding into the U.S. market hasn't been easy.
The company was dogged all year by accusations that some of its employees might actually be spies for the Chinese government. Huawei issued several statements to the contrary. And after 18 months of investigations, a White House review reportedly found no evidence to this effect.
But even if that report turns out to be true, some in Congress weren't satisfied. Regardless of whether there are currently spies working at Huawei and fellow … Read more
Nokia is getting a new neighbor.
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei said today it wants to expand into Europe, and plans to build a smartphone center in Helsinki, Finland, just minutes away from Nokia's own headquarters in Espoo -- facilities that Nokia just sold off as it seeks to right its financial ship.
Huawei said in a statement e-mailed to CNET it plans to invest 70 million euros ($90.3 million) in the facility over the next five years, and will double its work force in Europe to 14,000 over the next three to five years.
Huawei's … Read more