ASUS chairman Jonney Shih told Forbes that his company plans to release at least two tablet PCs in the coming months. One device will run Google's software, while the other one is likely based on Microsoft's Windows platform.
The company's aim, however, is not to make an iPad clone. Shih said one Asus tablet will likely run Google software, such as the upcoming open-source operating system, Chrome, or the mobile operating system, Android. The other will probably be based on Microsoft's Windows platform. The flexible approach will differentiate Asus' products, noted Shih. "There will be an Apple camp [in tablets], but Asus always tries to address the open camps of Google and Microsoft," he said.
Like the iPad, however, Asus' tablets will emphasize multimedia capability. "Content will play a very important role on tablets," said Shih. "The Google tablet will have a lot of media."