ASUS Considering Windows Phones, Microsoft-Powered Padfone?
ASUS’ Padfone concept was a neat one even in the first iteration we’ve seen at the 2012 MWC. Now, at is second iteration, while still running Android, it might serve as an example for the company which could try to implement it on another platform: Microsoft’s Windows Phone.
Benson Lin, corporate vice president of mobile communication products at Asus, unveiled in a Wall Street Journal interview, that the company is “interested in making Windows Phones”. Not only that, but the Padfone concept is also something the company is considering, as the executive said: “I think it makes sense for Windows 8.”
Given the differences between Windows Phone and Windows RT/8, it will be interesting to see how ASUS will pull this off. Currently, the Android-powered Padfone and its successor allow the phone to dock within the tablet and expand the screen real-estate to the larger display, also changing the UI to fit the tablet, while all work is still done on the phone.
According to some reports, Microsoft might be planning on a certain Windows Blue, which would basically allow Windows 8 to run on smaller screen devices. It would also help bridge the gap between Windows 8 and Windows Phone, when it will allegedly arrive mid-2013.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Via: The Verge