Huawei trademarks PhoPad name in the U.S.

Huawei trademarks PhoPad name in the U.S.
China based Huawei could be bringing some competition for the Asus Padfone. Or perhaps they are about to break the 7 inch screen barrier for a phone. All we know is that the OEM has trademarked the name PhoPad with the USPTO and it could refer to a phone/tabet combination like the AsusPadfone in which the phone syncs with a tablet dock and powers the slate.

Another possibility is that they will be presenting a phone with a screen so large, it could be referred to as a tablet. The actual patent doesn't clear things up as it refers to a mobile phone and a tablet computer.

Last January, at CES 2013, Huawei introduced the Huawei Ascend Mate whose 6.1 inch screen was the largest on a smartphone at that time. Now eclipsed by the 6.4 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra, will Huawei be reclaiming the spot as manufacturer of the largest screened smartphone? After all, CES 2014 is exactly one month away.


source: USPTO via Phandroid

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5 Comments

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

PhoPad? I love Phở. xD

3. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Why does it sounds like a brands or name for sanitary pad ?

2. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

The minute i read the name 'phopad' i imagined an old chinease guy (with an accent) saying it.

1. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Damn!!! this name is so cheezy.....really the people behind the naming have no sense of creativity.....

4. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Do you really expect creativity from Chinese copycat company?

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