Windows Phone 7 powered Microsoft handset to be made by Asus, launched in 2011?
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source: TheStreet via UnwiredView
1. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I don't think that is correct. Asus is a large partner for Microsoft products. They make computer parts, notebooks and netbooks, and have made WinMo Devices before (Garmin-Asus Nuvifone for example). Just because the device was used by MS to demonstrate WP7s was made by Asus doesn't mean that it is a "Microsoft Phone", it is an Asus Phone running WP7s where the software was engineered by microsoft. I only buy Asus motherboards when I build my PC, but I will only buy an HTC WinMo phone, so.... take this with a grain of salt. I see production being held back until WP7s is completely ready for launch. Maybe Microsoft chose Asus as their partner to release the first view of WP7s becuase they could trust Asus employees not to leak info before it was ready. I love HTC products, but I am sick of people leaking info about the phones months before they come out. That ruins their competitive edge as a software company and hardware manufacturer.
2. j0nytn (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Feb 2010)
I see this Asus phone as a distraction =D I believe the first mobile phone will be from Danger (the company that produced the sidekick line of devices) whom Microsoft bought out a couple years back.
3. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Danger is making "feature phones" running a different OS developed by microsoft... they will not be branding Windows anything, but basically a better sidekick for everyone, not just t-mo
4. baba 56 (unregistered)