ASUS hints plans of launching a Windows PhoneMarch 4 | Posted by nadine | OS News Tags: ASUS, Benson Lin, Microsoft, Mobile World Congress, OS, windows phone
When we think of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, the first mobile phone manufacturer that comes to mind is Nokia and its Lumia 800. However, there are also a number of Android manufacturers that also make Windows Phone handsets. An example is HTC and its Windows Phone-powered Titan. Now, it looks like ASUS plans to do the same.
ASUS is known for its Android devices such as the quad-core Transformer Prime. However, speaking to Pocket Lint at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, global head of Asus Handheld Division, Benson Lin, said, “We are very close with Microsoft. When we think it is the right time of course we will do it.”
Although the exec hinted ASUS’ plans of launching a Windows Phone handset, we might have to wait longer until this becomes reality. After all, the company is putting all of its efforts on its Android devices such as the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Padfone as well as the Transformer Prime tablet.
However, if ASUS were to manufacture Windows Phone devices that are at par with the level of ingenuity offered by its Android gadgets, we’re almost certain the Taiwan-based tech firm will yet again steal the show.
Would you be interested in Windows Phone-powered devices made by ASUS, or do you think they should just stick to Android? Give us your thoughts.