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Huawei PhoPad could come at CES 2014, compete with ASUS Padfone

CES 2014 is right around the corner and we’re bound to see a slew of new phones, tablets, laptops, and more as the new year rings in new devices. One unannounced device we could see? The Huawei PhoPad.

Huawei has a history of large devices that blur the phone and tablet line with their Huawei Ascend Mate, announced at last year’s CES alongside the Huawei Ascend P1 and Huawei Ascend D Quad. The Ascend Mate had a 6.1-inch screen and (at the time) was billed as the largest screen on any smartphone.

Is the Ascend Mate being rebranded to PhoPad? Or perhaps Huawei will showcase a new form factor similar to the ASUS Padfone series which allow a smartphone to slip inside a companion tablet shell, acting as it’s brain? (Read more about the newly announced ASUS Padfone Infinity and ASUS Padfone Mini).

Regardless of how they plan to use the name, we’re certain they plan to use it: Huawei has just trademarked the PhoPad name with the USPTO.

Huawei PhoPad Trademark

We’ve got to give some “Back to the Future” type credit to Martin Andersson who, way back in January, sarcastically coined the “PhoPad” name in the comments section of a Marques Brownlee G+ post about none other than… the Huawei Ascend Mate. Hey Martin, what do you know that we don’t, future boy? Is Andersson your real name, McFly? Or next week will you be Clint Eastwood?

hauwei-phopad-futureboy

We kid, we kid… although everything above is absolutely true.

Huawei will undoubtedly have a strong presence at CES 2014 and we’re already scheduled to attend their press conference and snag some hands-on of whatever they’ve got to offer. We’re hoping this mysterious PhoPad is part of the mix.

And now, with all this cold weather and talk about Pho this and Pho that, I’m hungry. Pho Real.

Continue reading on the Huawei PhoPad forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • famished

    So the target demographic is the Vietnamese community? Pho sure!

  • Corelogik

    I thought Huawei was withdrawing from the U.S. market. Going to be hard to introduce a new product for a market you;re no longer going to be in,…

    4.5″ to 5″ is the max size of a phone screen. Or should be. Anything larger should be considered a Tablet and is not suitable for use as a phone.

    My $0.02, YMMV.

    • https://www.rebelmouse.com/flapic Flavio

      CES is an important place to be seen from all over the world. Who cares if it won’t be released in one country, if it will in many others!

  • Charles in Vancouver

    The only tablet that comes with Android 4.5 Lemongrass. And bean sprouts, and basil.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Either Huawei is DUMB or They think people of the world are dumb..

  • steveb944

    Hu…hell no. I’ll take Asus no matter what.

  • CGS

    That’s fugly as hell.

  • noel

    Pho…..now I’m hungry

    • ToniCipriani

      I can use some PhoPadThai.

  • https://www.rebelmouse.com/flapic Flavio

    Actually you’re mixing up editions saying “Huawei Ascend Mate, announced at last year’s CES alongside the Huawei Ascend P1 and Huawei Ascend D Quad”. In 2013 they announced Mate + D2; P1 + D Quad were launched at CES 2012.

  • DG

    If it doesn’t work out I guess it will be a PhoPar then.

  • Tony Lai

    LOL PHO PAD.. isn’t Pho a type of Vietnamese soup noodle!?