Asus is not convinced by Windows on the small screen

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While we know Acer has returned to the Windows Phone fold recently with the Acer Liquid M220, their Taiwanese competitor Asus does not think Windows Mobile has enough of a draw when placed on phones.

Speaking at the US launch of the Asus ZenFone 2, Asus chairman Jonney Shih told Mashable:

“The advantage of Windows [desktop] is productivity and entertainment at the same time. The advantage [of Windows on phones] is not that much [when compared to iOS and Android], frankly speaking.”

Laptops, two-in-ones and desktops are better suited for Windows Laptops, two-in-ones and desktops are better suited for Windows, Shih said.

“The screen size [of a the 10-inch Transformer Chi] is big enough to be worth it to really drive [multitasking].”

Shih, who’s company produces the PadFone 2:1 phone/tablet, was however intrigued by Continuum on phones, which would allow a phone to drive a full-sized screen and deliver a desktop experience.

“I think it’s achievable” Shih said, suggesting it could be just the thing Microsoft needs.

Unfortunately at this point Shih did not see compelling reason to support Windows 10 Mobile on phones yet, but did not rule out supporting Windows 10 Mobile entirely.

An Asus ZenFone 2 running Windows 10 Mobile with Continuum may be the perfect device for the OS, with the ZenFone 2 offering a large 5.5-inch Full HD display, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and a 2.3 GHz Intel quad-core processor  for just $300 – specs likely wasted on an Android handset.

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