Asus Eee Phone given official go–ahead

Asus hasn't been shy about spreading its Eee brand as far and wide as possible. And having showed off its new T91 tablet and Eee keyboard at CES last

Initially rumored back in 2008, the cheap blower was given the go ahead by Asus boss Jonney Shih this morning, with Electricpig reporting that it will play nice with other Eee gadgets, from the Eee Top to the new Keyboard, meaning Wi–Fi will doubtless be under the hood.

While Shih wouldn't confirm that the phone would rock Google Android, Asus has signed up for the Open Handset Alliance, you may as well bet the last drabs of January's sale on the OS finding its way into the phone.

Word is we'll be seeing a release in the first half of 2009. We'll be trying to track any news down at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so while you wait, make sure you take a look at out hands–on with the new Eee T91 tablet.


Asus Eee Phone

Price: £TBA

On sale: 2009

Contact: Asus