Best Buy is the latest major retail partner to dump Huawei's products after the US Senate and House Intelligence committees targeted Huawei smartphones over spying concerns earlier this year.
Huawei was poised to make a big break into the US market this year via deals it had lined up with AT&T and Verizon.
Once the Intelligence Committee caught wind of Huawei's plans, it started contacting Huawei's partners and pressuring them to cut ties with the company.
The only places to buy Huawei phones in the US now are Internet retailers like Amazon and Newegg.
Huawei is also one of the few smartphone manufacturers with its own line of SoCs, just like Samsung and Apple.
ZTE, another Chinese smartphone OEM with close ties to the Chinese government, is often mentioned as an espionage concern alongside Huawei.
ZTE has somehow managed to dodge this latest round of pressure and still sells smartphones at Verizon, AT&T, and Best Buy locations. »