The fact that Asus is planning to release at least one Android handset this year is no longer a surprise.
What might be surprising, though, is that the Taiwanese company also wants to come up with a handset under the Eee brand (you know, those small and affordable notebooks).
And to make it all even more interesting, this Eee Phone might be running on – yes – Android.
TechRadar reports that Johnny Shih, Asus’ CEO, talked about the company’s intention to build easy to use pocket-sized devices that:
“play MP3s, offer GPS services, work like a PDA and offer Mobile TV altogether.”
Now, if one of these devices is meant to run on Google’s open source OS and if it’s affordable and good looking, it will almost surely be a success.
Asus has also said it wants to bring Android to its Eee PCs, but I think an Android Eee Phone would be more interesting to see.
We might find out more about all this during CES 2009, so you’d better stick around.
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