Asus will launch Windows 8 based tablets for all the three segments - entry, mid and high.
Asus, the Taiwan based smartphone and tablet manufacturer, doesn't want to stick to just Android operating system for its tablets. In the coming months it will launch tablets with Windows operating system as well.
Alex Huang, managing director of the system business group at Asus India, said to The Mobile Indian, "Asus will launch tablets running on Windows 8 operating system in May this year and their staring price will be around Rs 15,000."
He added, "Asus will launch Windows 8 based tablets in all the three segments - entry, mid and high."
Microsoft plans to unveil the full version of Windows 8 operating system around May while addressing the flaws of Windows 7, optimising it for touchscreen tablets, and enabling it to run all desktop applications.
"HP will release a new tablet tailored for security, productivity and business network compatibility by Christmas," Hewlett-Packard's co chief executive officer Meg Whitman had said earlier.
"The company will release the tablet computer based on Microsoft Corp's new version of its Windows software (the Windows 8) and Intel's chipset," Whitman added.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Laser and ZenFone 3 Max are the successor of ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Max smartphones.
The ZenPad 3S 10 has the MediaTek MT8176 SoC and Android Marshmallow OS.
These Asus phones were first unveiled at the Computex event in Taipei in May this year.
As per reports, the smartphone could be renamed as Zenfone 3 Max or Laser.
Recently, Asus rolled out the Marshmallow update for the ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Max smartphones.
The phones were unveiled last month at the Computex event.
The ZenPad Z8 has the Snapdragon 650 SoC and Android Marshmallow OS.
This Dual SIM smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow and also houses a fingerprint scanner.
Asus had earlier rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for Asus Zenfone Max.
Asus ZenFone Max smartphone was launched in India in January this year for Rs 9,999.