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Asus global head says that that they will focus on Windows Phone "when it is the right time"

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Asus global head says that that they will focus on Windows Phone
Just looking over their current portfolio, there’s no arguing that Asus is carefully plotting its dominion in the Android space, and with many highly anticipated devices in the horizon, such as the multi-purpose Padfone, it’s abundantly evident that they’re building a solid army of Android devices to fight against the competition. However, we haven’t seen anything in regards to Windows Phone, well, except for a prototype unit that they concocted that ended up being only a preview handset to developers.

Interestingly enough, Asus’ global head of handheld divisions, Benson Lin, recently made it clear in an interview that they will go forward with a Windows Phone device of some sort when the time is right. Specifically, he mentions, “We are very close with Microsoft. When we think it is the right time of course we will do it.” When you look at what they’re doing right now in the Android space, it’s unlikely for them to distract themselves from continuing to innovate by focusing on a Windows Phone.

However, it’s worth mentioning that Asus is still keeping a close eye on the competition, as Lin says, “In my pocket, I always carry two competitor products. At the moment I have a HTC Titan and a Galaxy Nexus.” In reality, those two devices remind Lin what the competition is offering, thus, reaffirming their strategy to continue on keeping a sharp focus on what they’re developing in the Android landscape right now.

Well, that doesn’t mean that a Windows Phone is entirely out of the question. Yet, Lin simply suggest that people shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for a Windows Phone to come to fruition “In the beginning our strategy is to focus and focus and focus,” insisting Lin. Furthermore, he goes on to finally say, “when the time comes we will do it.

source: pocket-lint via wmpoweruser

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posted on 02 Mar 2012, 13:52 2

1. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


that means that when apolo comes out

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 15:37

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


yeah i think thats true as htc is waiting for apolo as well i cant wait to grabe me one. Last time i checked its not lauching till dec though

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 14:31 5

2. andro. (Posts: 1951; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


This means it'll be a long long time before asus bring out a windows phone and only fair on them as they are now growing exponentially as a phone/tablet manufacturer and certainly don't need poor sales in their divisions due to windows

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 16:31 1

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I'll be an Asus Windows 8 the second it is announced. I want that keyboard dock plus full HD+ and a quad under the hood... My mouth is drooling just thinking about it!

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 00:41

5. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Asus windows phones will be nothing short of AWESOME!

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