We've reviewed the ASUS Zenfone 2. We've seen the phone's launch in North America. And you can now purchase the ZenFone 2 for a completely reasonable price of $299. (Or even a little less if you want to skimp on the specs.)

But that's really just the start of the story for ASUS, which is teaming up with Intel for this new Atom-based phone. There are a lot of firsts here for both companies. And to get the full scoop we (along with our pals at Tom's Guide) sat down with ASUS chairman Jonney Shih and Intel Corporate VP Aicha Evans at the ZenFone 2 launch event in New York City.

On tap in Part 1 of our interview: What selling an unlocked phone means for ASUS and consumers in North America, what you can do with all that RAM (4 gigabytes!) in the ZenFone 2, and they journey it took to bring the phone to market.

Click here for Part 2 of our Interview!