ASUS Reportedly Interested In Windows 8 Mobile Devices

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, an ASUS executive has reportedly told the publication that the company is currently in talks with Microsoft about licensing the Windows 8 platform for mobile devices. Given that ASUS has probably made a bigger splash in terms of tablets (think Transformer and Nexus 7) than smartphones, it will be interesting to see what the company will be able to bring to the table in the form of Windows 8 smartphones. It should be noted that the WSJ mentions Windows 8, as opposed to Windows Phone 8 which is Microsoft’s mobile operating system, while the Windows 8 operating system leans more towards tablets and computer systems (although Windows RT can be run on ARM devices as well). In fact it seems that the company has briefly toyed with the idea of a Windows-based Padfone concept, although we’re not sure how this might work since Windows 8 has not been designed for phones, but we can imagine that it will work if the tablet were to run Windows 8. A Taipei-based Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment on the possible discussion with ASUS but what do you guys think?

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