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Asus Considering Windows Phone 8 Device

By - Source: Wall Street Journal | B 8 comments

Padfone design incorporated into Windows platform hinted at.

PC manufacturer Asus is considering to produce its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone, as well as incorporate its Padfone design into such a device should it come into fruition.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Taiwanese company's VP Benson Linis said it's discussing a potential Windows Phone 8 licensing deal with Microsoft.

Lin also suggested that Asus was contemplating whether it should incorporate its Padfone design to the Windows Phone 8 platform. "With our Padfone concept, the phone plus tablet, I think it makes sense for Windows 8."

Asus isn't the only firm considering a Windows Phone 8 device. LG is said to be interested in producing multiple devices powered by Microsoft's mobile platform.


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    killerb255 , January 17, 2013 11:38 PM
    How about making a deal with Sprint to carry Windows Phone 8?
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    Anonymous , January 17, 2013 11:44 PM
    Please no, enough with the windows 8 crap already! Not getting it no way no how. The phones are even worse.
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    rds1220 , January 18, 2013 12:12 AM
    Don't do it Asus, your better than this. You don't need to make stuff with crappy Windows 8.
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    thecolorblue , January 18, 2013 12:25 AM
    great way to lose money Asus!
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    rds1220 , January 18, 2013 1:33 AM
    Over the years I have bought MANY Asus products from motherboards, to monitors to wireless PCI cards. All in all I have had no problems with any hardware or peripheral devices from them this though is something I would not buy.
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    salad10203 , January 18, 2013 2:31 AM
    Who let the kids into Tom's Hardware? The comments here look like fifth graders'.
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    Bloob , January 18, 2013 3:49 AM
    This could be a very good. If they could somehow make a complete Frankenstein of a keyboard dock + tablet + phone ( where Win 8 would run on x86 ), I'd propably get it.
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    lpedraja2002 , January 18, 2013 12:30 PM
    If this has HDMI I will definitely get it,