Rumour: Asus may release Android-based Google phone

The Google Android HTC T-Mobile G1 will soon be in the hands of the British public, and Asus, the manufacturer of the Eee PC is rumoured to be working on their own new Android based mobile phone which may be launched in the first half of next year.

According to the report: “Asustek Computer plans to launch its first Android-based Google phone in the first half of 2009, according to company sources. Asustek may initially sell the Android-powered handsets under its own brand in the Taiwan market before also launching customized models for overseas clients, said market sources close to the company.”

Asus, according to DigiTimes in Taiwan, is making plans to launch their Android mobile handset in Asia initially then move to global coverage if it becomes a success.

Well someone was obviously going to produce a new Android based smartphone, so why not Asus?

Source — pocket-lint

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