Baofeng Rebrands Itself To Avoid The Confusion 🙂
According to the Baofeng Website, the company has decided to re-brand its products for the international markets. Baofeng states the change is necessary due to the explosive growth on the international scene and the confusion with the pronunciation of the name Boafeng! In their infinite wisdom they plan to change the name to POFUNG!
IMHO, whether it’s Szechuan or Cantonese, none of these names like PUXING, BAOFENG, WOUXUN or now POFUNG makes any difference. I guess renaming it to POFUNG is better than trying to place some derivative of an Chinglish name on it. Why not call the radio Moo Goo Gai Pan or Chow Mein, something we can all relate to?
In any event, the next time you visit one of those stores listed in the News at Baofeng article, be sure to take the BAO out of the FENG and add the PO into the DUNG… sorry I meant FUNG! Please remember not to flung your DUNG or FUNG in my direction!