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There will be more Pads on the horizon...see the link for the entire article.

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Analysis: Huawei Lifts Veil in Bold Bet on Consumer Gadgets

By REUTERS, May 10, 2011


HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies is making an aggressive push into the consumer electronics space, marketing its new smartphones and tablet PCs in glitzy Beijing malls and even a Milan fashion show as it seeks to emerge from decades of obscurity.

Huawei is betting on Google Inc's Android operating system for its smartphones, taking aim at grabbing market share from Apple's iPhone and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy in a move that is pushing the private company to open its once closed doors to the outside technology world.

After repeated requests, Huawei recently granted rare access to a research & development center in Shenzhen, putting on display its new approach and its entry into the consumer space.