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Mio Unveils New Windows Mobile GPS Enabled Range
Posted on 16-Sep-2005 11:21 | Tags Filed under: News


Mio Unveils New Windows Mobile GPS Enabled Range
Mio Technology is launching a new range of its handheld satellite navigation devices. The range includes new versions of Mio's dedicated navigation products, the 268 Plus and 269 Plus; a new PDA with integrated GPS receiver the A201; and an the A701 integrated GPS Pocket PC Phone Edition.

The new Mio 268 Plus and 269 Plus feature a raft of improvements including the next generation GPS receiver (SirfStar III), improving their ability to receive GPS signal from satellites, and newer processors, for faster performance. In addition, the Mio Map navigation software will receive several new significant features 2, such as door-to-door navigation across borders, point of interest (POI) uploads and compatibility with the Traffic Message Channel (TMC) service.

Both products include MP3 player software so that users can listen to their favourite music when they don't need navigation. The Mio 269 Plus also includes photo viewer software and calculator.

The Mio A201 has been designed from the ground up as a navigation device. Specifically, the new rotating GPS antenna allows users to navigate with the A201 in portrait (standard for PDAs) and in landscape (standard for dedicated navigation systems) positions. With the same next generation GPS receiver as the 268/269 Plus and the latest Magneto operating system from Microsoft, the A201 offers greatly improved better satellite reception in addition to all the work and entertainment features typically found on PDAs. The addition of Bluetooth brings improved connectivity options, and the replaceable 1250 MAh battery gives the device enough power for hours of navigation, watching videos or playing music.

The Mio A701 (pictured) combines integrated GPS, mobile phone and PDA. Taking a fully functional quad-band (GSM/GPRS) Windows Mobile 5.0 platform as its starting point the A701 adds a fully-featured PDA with a 2.7 inch (320 x 240 pixels) TFT touchscreen and the same GPS receiver as the rest of the new range.

This device is powered with an 520 Mhz Intel Bulverde PXA-270 processor and comes with 192 MB of internal memory. It also includes a 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Mio 268 Plus, 269 Plus and A201 will be available at leading car accessory and electrical retailers across Europe from late September. Mio A701 will be available by the end of the year.







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