Asus's market horoscope for 2014: opportunities with Intel and better than expected smartphone shipments
Other unnamed sources claim that Asus and Intel's partnership will be further materialized by 3 to 4 new Atom-based smartphones, set to launch in the second half of 2014. According to the informants, in its bid to attract manufacturers to its mobile solutions, Intel will be treating Asus to discounts for processors and subsidies for marketing the devices. This probably explains how the Taiwanese maker got the ZenFone prices so low.
If the ZenFones become a success and the two technological players carry on their partnership, we expect more cheap and capable devices to come our way.