We all know Asus was working on a Windows Phone 7 device but the release date ofÂ the devices were not announced. Microsoft first demoed Windows Phone 7 at MWC using a prototype from Asus, then again an Asus device (E600) was used by a Microsoft Manager to demo Windows Phone 7 features (Find the video below after the break).
After that Windows Phone 7 devices were launched in US, Europe and many parts of world with devices from Samsung, HTC and LG. At that time many wondered why Asus, which was an announced launch partner, had not produced a device. Now the Asus E600 has finally passed the FCC, and based on the details it appears it will have 4 inch screen, 5MP camera with LED flash and a 1300mAh battery.
Of note is that the handset was spotted yesterday on DslReports speed test running at 3G speeds on AT&T’s network, which is good news for US readers.
537 kb/s 0.194s (1024k) Â mycingular.net Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows Phone OS 7.0; Trident/3.1; IEMobile/7.0; ASUS; E600)
Interestingly Asus ended the Garmin-Asus joint venture earlier this year and announced it will focus on Windows Phone and Android devices, but the device, at least at the FCC, still bears some Garmin-Asus branding.
Video after the break.