Asus chairman confirms Eee Phone, envisions it as a remote control for the digital home
The existence of an Asus Eee Phone has been confirmed, by no less than Asus’ chairman Jonney Shih, in a recent interview with the New York Times.
Apparently, the man thinks he can see the future, and what exactly is in store for us all according to his visions? A day when all families don’t crowd around a small screen to watch digital content or see something on the Internet, but sit back and revel in the large view of a big screen in the living room.
But what does an Eee-branded smartphone have to do with all this? Well, how else would you be able to control your new digital devices in the future if you’re laid back so comfortably that you couldn’t even be bothered to get a glass of water if you choked on a fish? By using a remote control device, of course. And Asus’ Shih believes that this remote control device could very well be a phone. An Eee-branded phone that’s designed to work perfectly with their wireless digital offerings.
Things like these aren’t really stuff of the future anymore, but it would still be interesting to see what else the first Asus Eee phone would be able to do, especially if it runs on Android. Also, it should be quite affordable. And that’s never a bad thing.