Shortly after Huawei’s inclusion in the U.S. Entity list, several large companies including Microsoft cancelled its partnership with the company. At the time, Microsoft removed all of the Huawei’s laptops from its online store. Interestingly, recently the company has decided to starting selling the laptops again as they were added back to the online store earlier today.
Although Microsoft is selling Huawei Matebook X Pro, Huawei MateBook D and Huawei MateBook 13 again, if you check the “Shop all PCs” page, you won’t find Huawei in the manufacturer’s list. Moreover, shortly after Twitter user WalkingCat pointed out the changes, Verge reached out to Microsoft. The company responded to the outlet saying that it is evaluating how to respond to the U.S. government’s decision to include Huawei in the Entity List. In the meantime, the company is resuming sales of the laptops from the existing inventory which complies with current U.S. regulations involving companies listed in the Entity list.
While we will have to see if Microsoft changes its decision going forward, last couple of weeks has been disastrous for Huawei. Few days earlier, the company postponed several upcoming products including the launch of a new Windows powered laptop and most recently a foldable smartphone. Due to the changes, Huawei’s CEO Ren Zhengfei recently revealed that the company is set to lose $30 billion in revenue this year as it reconsiders business strategy in near future.