• U.S. companies have been banned from selling components to ZTE

    8 days ago - By PhoneDog

    Huawei had a pretty rough start to 2018, with the U.S. government reportedly pressuring AT&T and Verizon not to sell Huawei's new flagship phone, but now it looks like things are going badly for another Chinese phone maker.
    The U.S. Department of Commerce is banning American companies from selling components to ZTE. This ban is being put in place because ZTE pleaded guilty to illegally shipping U.S. technology to Iran, and in addition to paying $890 million in fines, ZTE promised to dismissing four employees and disciplining 35 others by reducing their bonuses.
    However, ZTE admitted last...
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  • Wileyfox Returns With Some Great Budget Smartphone Deals

    Wileyfox Returns With Some Great Budget Smartphone Deals

    8 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Following last month's reports that U.K.-based budget smartphone maker Wileyfox would be making a return under STK's management, the company has relaunched with some pretty good deals on smartphones. In fact, the OEM is selling nine handsets, including bundles. Each falls under the £220 price range that the full range includes the Android-based Swift 2, Swift 2 Plus, Swift 2 X, Spark, Spark X, and Spark Plus - as well as the Windows-based Wileyfox Pro. That's hardly surprising since STK did promise to honor Wileyfox's warranties and to continue shipping the previously released devices...
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  • US Commerce Dept. Bans ZTE from Exporting Tech

    US Commerce Dept. Bans ZTE from Exporting Tech

    8 days ago - By Phone Scoop

    ZTE is not allowed to export sensitive technology from the U.S. due to new action from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Moreover, U.S. tech suppliers cannot sell components to ZTE for a period of seven years. ZTE violated the terms of an agreement it made with the government over previous transgressions and the Commerce Department is coming down on the company hard. Officials at the agency say ZTE made false statements to the Bureau of Industry and Security in 2016 and 2017 concerning executive pay and disciplinary action related to the company's earlier transgressions. In 2016, ZTE was...
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  • US bans ZTE from sourcing parts in country after lying in probation report

    8 days ago - By Pocketnow

    It's a huge blow to ZTE as it now figures out if it can procure Qualcomm chips, Corning screen glass and many other components for its smartphones.
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  • US Bans Companies From Selling to Chinese Phone Maker ZTE

    US Bans Companies From Selling to Chinese Phone Maker ZTE

    8 days ago - By ExtremeTech

    ZTE is banned from purchasing products from US suppliers following its failure to punish employees who conspired to break US embargoes against Iran, North Korea.
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  • ZTE can't buy Qualcomm chips for 7 years

    8 days ago - By Liliputing

    The US Department of Commerce is barring American companies from selling products to Chinese electronics company ZTE for the next 7 years. Among other things, that means that ZTE won't be able to buy smartphone processors from Qualcomm, which is based in America. There are alternatives that ZTE could turn to, including chips from Taiwanese...
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  • American companies are banned from selling to Chinese smartphone maker ZTE

    American companies are banned from selling to Chinese smartphone maker ZTE

    8 days ago - By Digital Trends

    The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it is banning American companies from selling components to China-based company ZTE. The company allegedly made false statements to U.S. officials back in 2016 and 2017.
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