Asus could team up with Microsoft to build WP8 handsets.
The Netbook market expects the price of its most visible notebook to drop even further next year.
Reporting its first-quarter earnings, the company also outlines a plan to be "in search of incredible" with its product designs.
Asus will look to the upcoming iPad for pricing guidance and issues a warning to Microsoft about Surface tablet pricing.
The Taiwanese computer maker puts some numbers to the steady increase in sales of the Google-designed 7-inch tablet.
Knocked by sluggish sales, non-iPad tablet makers are expected to cut prices to try to get rid of excess inventory, according to a DigiTimes report.
With "easy" in mind, Asustek and Intel have teamed on a 7-inch, low-cost notebook that could even be a challenger to Nicholas Negroponte's OLPC.
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A report from Taiwan Economic News cites industry executives as saying they estimate Apple will release the next version of its tablet as early as Thanksgiving--"or next year."