LAS VEGAS: UPSTART PHONE MAKER Asus told The INQUIRER on Tuesday that Mobile World Congress (MWC) is going to be "huge" for the company, following in the footsteps of Samsung.
Asus hasn't had a large presence at CES this year, silently launching the Vivotab Smart Windows 8 tablet and a new Google TV device. However, Asus has told us that there's a good reason for its low-key approach at this year's consumer technology show in Las Vegas, as it's saving all the good stuff for MWC.
Of course, Asus was unable to tell us what it has planned for the Barcelona conference next month, but it did hint that it will showcase its latest Android powered devices, reaffirming that Google's mobile operating system is still a priority for the company.
"Android remains a priority for Asus. The Nexus 7, for example, is one of our mobile popular products to date - especially in the UK," a spokesperson said, hinting that it might have more Nexus products in the pipeline.
We quizzed the firm for figures on how many Google branded tablets the company has shifted, but it was unable to comment, although a spokesperson did tell us that it expects its tablet devices to outsell its laptops in the UK in 2013.
Asus' Mobile World Congress press conference will take place in Barcelona on 25 February, and we'll be there to bring you the latest. µ
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