The Eeephone Cometh: Asus To Launch Android Phone in '09

We already know Hop-on »10/29/08 7:54am10/29/08 7:54am and are planning Android-based cellphones, but now there're a few hints that Asus is interested in joining the game. Some unnamed company sources are reportedly saying it'll hit the streets during the first half of 2009—which is about the same timing as Motorola's promised version—though it…

Cnet Columnist Says Asus Screwed Eee Brand Because It's From Taiwan

Jonathan Gardner of Cnet Asia had an interesting take on Asus' over-stretching of the Eee brand, blaming it on the company's inability to change their local, “Confucian” corporate culture. Gardner, a columnist who apparently knows »10/16/08 3:30am10/16/08 3:30am people, declared that “Asus will not be the next Samsung,” mainly because they're…

Asus Admits That a Virus Shipped With Some Eee Box Mini PCs

Asus has admitted to its Japanese customers that some of the Eee Box B202 »10/08/08 1:30pm10/08/08 1:30pm mini PCs they shipped included a recycled.exe virus loaded on the D: partition. When the drive is opened, the virus (identified by Symantec as the W32/Usbalex worm) attempts to infect the C: drive and any removable drives attached to the system.…

Asus Launches AiGuru SV1, World's First Skype-Certified Videophone

Update »9/18/08 5:51am9/18/08 5:51am: Asus tells us that the product wasn't supposed to be announced just yet. They're still tweaking the unit, so the specs listed below aren't the final specs. What we do know is that this device is coming and it is going to be something similar to this, but minor details will probably be changed. The original…

ASUSTeK and RealTek Collaborate on Wireless USB Monitors

Wireless monitors are in their infancy now, but ASUS and Realtek are teaming up to make a new product series based on Wireless USB. The monitor has an integrated Wireless USB module from Realtek—a technology that's also just barely making it mainstream—and will be able to pair with a Wireless USB Host Wire Adapter or… »6/06/08 6:00pm6/06/08 6:00pm

Asus Gives Reviewers Different Batteries Than Consumers, Considers Free Upgrade

According to DigiTimes, recent Hong Kong purchasers of the new Asus Eee PC 900 (it's that Eee with the bigger screen) found that their batteries weren't as nice as those given to reviewers. Speaking from experience, that sort of thing happens all the time. Real world testing is always more rigorous than reviewer… »4/22/08 9:20am4/22/08 9:20am

Windows XP Home Gets 2 Year Stay of Execution Thanks to Budget Laptops

Originally set to get the axe at the end of June, XP Home got a call from the brass at Microsoft, delaying its demise for at least another 2-3 years. Not surprisingly, the reason was the increasing popularity of budget laptops like the Asus Eee PC and Intel's Classmate PC. Microsoft has vowed to keep XP on the market… »4/03/08 7:20pm4/03/08 7:20pm