Spotted: Asus smartphone running Windows Phone 7? (photo)

As summer releases are on the low side, there's plenty of leaked photos popping up, including this one of a handheld marked with an Asus trademark and looks to be running Windows Phone 7.

While everyone is obsessing over the Android 2.2 roll out and even dealing with Apple's iOS 4.0.1, let's not forget about the impending release of Windows Phone 7.

And as summer releases are on the low side, there's plenty of leaked photos popping up, including this one of a handheld marked with an Asus trademark and looks to be running WP7.

According to Pocket Now, this portable device reportedly first popped up in Pakistan. Here we can see a serial number, an Asus logo, a Windows button in the lower center and a very nice brushed metal casing. There is also a small, mysterious circle up top, which could either be a camera or some sort of sensor. A front-facing camera seems very likely these days.

Again, we have no way of knowing for sure yet if this is the real deal, but it's exciting to see some new devices with this awaited operating system already.

[Image via Pocket Now]