The rumors have been around for some time now: Asus, makers of cheap notebooks, is going to make a cheap Android phone. This time, it's a wee bit more official since the CEO of Asus, Jonney Shih stated that a forthcoming Eee Phone will be integral to making people carry more Asus devices.

He wasn't exactly clear on what Operating System the Eee Phone would run but the rumors say Android and if you're trying to create a more affordable model, Android's no-cost licensing fee is a good place to start.

[the above photo is just a mock-up, so don't go overly excited]

[NYtimes via Gizmodo]