Benson Lin, corporate VP of mobile communication products, told The Wall Street Journal that the company is “interested in making Windows Phones” and said that it is also considering making a Windows 8 Padfone, the smartphone concept which docks into a tablet.
“I think it makes sense for Windows 8,” said Lin. The Android-based Padfone is now on its second-generation having launched in October and comprises a 4.7-inch phone and a 10.1-inch tablet. The tablet derives its power and operating system when the smartphone is docked and turned on.
The operating system will focus on bringing Windows 8 to smaller screen sizes and on creating more interoperability between Windows 8 and Windows Phone. It is slated to ship halfway through 2013.
Asus has already announced a number of Windows 8 tablets this year, with these consisting of the VivoTab, the VivoTab RT and the VivoTab Smart.