Consumers “Don’t Want To Be Seen In A Huawei Store” Claim Staff
What a difference a week makes, this time last week this Huawei store was packed, now it is stone motherless empty with staff telling ChannelNews that consumers are deserting the brand and don’t want to be “seen inside a Huawei store”.
Located in the heart of Taipei’s central shopping district staff said that they had only had a few visitors during the past hour, and they were mainly Chinese nationals, no one purchased a Huawei product.
Right across the road the Samsung store had over 30 people milling around. It was the same at the Apple store.
In Taiwan carriers have started stripping Huawei products and Huawei instore merchandising from their stores.
Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan’s largest telecommunication services provider, said that it had stop selling new Huawei smartphone models out of concern that their users might not be able to use Google smartphone apps such as Gmail, YouTube and Chrome.
“The company will not buy more new models of Huawei smartphones, as Google will not assist with related services,” executives at Comdex told ChannelNews.