We decided a few months back to shove ‘DigiTimes’ in the headline whenever citing said publication, due to their, uhm, hit-and-miss nature. Yeah, that's a reasonably nice way of putting it.
We can’t see much reason to doubt this particular rumour however, which suggests Asus will release an Intel-powered smartphone in June.
No prizes for guessing that good old DigiTimes gives credit to “sources from the upstream supply chain”. Love it.
In addition to the £179 Asus FonePad, launched at MWC 2013 last month, Asus is tipped to introduce a smartphone with an Intel Atom Z2580 processor.
The display is said to be in the 5-5.5in arena, recalling the Atom-fuelled Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 that launched at CES in January. Incidentally, sources say the K900 will be released in China next month.
It's not clear if the Asus Intel smartphone will have any zany features. The Taiwanese manufacturer has a rep for churning out insane-o hybrid devices, like the Asus PadFone Infinity.
Finally, we’re told to brace for a second gen Google Nexus 7 (again, built by Asus), with a price tag of $249. It’s “expected to appear in May”, which presumably means Google's annual I/O event.
Speaking of I/O, the star of the show might possibly maybe be the much-rumoured Motorola X-Phone.