Asus has tried its hand at smartphones before. Take for instance, the
According to a New York Times interview with Asustek's chairman Jonney Shih, Asus is working on a low-cost smartphone called the Eee Phone. Based on the company's Eee line of affordable Netbooks, Shih envisions the Eee Phone as the "interactive control" for the digital home.
Shih didn't reveal any more details about the smartphone, such as what type of operating system it would run, features, or design. Asus faces an uphill climb, facing a full market of well-established players. However, as we've seen with the popular Eee Netbook series, if the price is right and the feature set decent, the Eee Phone could be a force to be reckoned with.