Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Asus Considering Android-Based Eee PC [Ces 2009]


We knew Asus is looking into an Android-based cellphone but now CEO Johnny Shih has said at CES that they are thinking about doing an Android-based Eee PC, all while praising Apple for the iPhone.

Maybe Asus was inspired by this hack, but the idea of a simplified, cell-enabled netbook computer—tablet please—is very appealing. Something like the iPhone, but with a larger screen. I would like to have one for sure.

Shih also says he likes the iPhone and the job Apple is doing, and he is looking for Asus to create a simple device that can be "put in the pocket, play MP3s, offer GPS services, works like a PDA and offers Mobile TV altogether". [Tech Radar via Modmyiphone]