MWC 2011: Asus Windows Phone 7 Device Still Under Consideration; Carrier to be the Key

February 16, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We are not sure as to how many among you are aware that Asus was one of the early birds to sign an agreement to make devices with Windows Phone platform when Microsoft revealed its plans about the WP7. Well, despite the agreement and designing some prototypes, Asus didn’t roll out the device. Now, news trickling down from the MWC venue tells us that Asus is still assessing the potential of such a launch.

In an interview at the MWC, Asus corporate vice president Benson Lin has made it clear that since Asus was skeptical about the success of WP7 device due to resource stricken situations and the untested nature of WP7 at that time.

So the devices Asus made never reached the public.

Asus is still seriously considering launching the device.

As they did earlier, Asus think that finding the ideal carrier and its support to the WP7 platform will be crucial in making a right decision.

Asus will be conducting unofficial meetings with carriers to assess their interest in an Asus device running on Windows Phone 7 platform.

If the decision comes in positive, they will be resurrecting the old design with some new user interface.

Asus intentions come at a time when Nokia has decided to join hands with Microsoft to adopt the Windows Phone 7 platform for its future devices. However Lin says that Asus is not concerned with what Nokia is doing but rather think about the users and their response.

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