Mobile World Congress 2011 Reveals ASUS Interest to Windows Phone 7
Are we going to see the mythical ASUS-Windows Phone 7 partnership again?
ASUS Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Devices Unit, Benson Lin, has expressed their rekindled interest of supporting the Windows Phone 7 for their next line of smartphones over an interview at the Mobile World Congress 2011. Whenever we hear the name ASUS, what’s the first thing that comes into mind? Laptops right? Well apparently, the Taiwan-based company has a phone series as well, but they’re more popular in Europe and Asia. But perhaps things might change this time.
This isn’t the first time ASUS has used the Microsoft system for their phones though. The company has used the Windows Mobile Me in their past phones. And infact ASUS has already concocted thousands of phones with the Windows Phone 7 ready for shipment. But due to lack of bandwidth, carrier-support and probably an overall vision of where the Windows Phone 7 is going back then, ASUS has had its doubts and has never made their phones appear mainstream. The phones just became fodder for engineers and developers.
But with HTC doing well with the Windows Phone 7, plus the partnership going on with Nokia, ASUS may start reconsidering the Microsoft OS in their next line of phones as Lin is personally meeting with carriers at Mobile World Congress over the rest of the week to measure their interest, which he states would be a “key factor” if they’re gonna push with it. ASUS phones currently enjoy riding on the Android bandwagon, but if the Windows Phone 7 pans out well, we might see a significant shift soon.View Article Source »