Mio has launched two new GPS phones as well as a GPS navigation device at Computex 2008. Making this launch was the Leap K1 and Leap G50, two very similar phones which are also very contrasting in several ways.
The Leap K1 is a dual-sided GPS navigation phone with a dual side display. It features a very convenient and easy to use interface on one side, a fully-functioning flat panel navigation system on the other.
Also featured are MioMap 2008, dual navigation modes, a built-in camera, and Bluetooth capabilities.
Then there is the G50 which features the functionality of a GPS navigation system alongside a camera and PDA phone.
Although the specs of this phone are still surfacing, here are a few we know for sure of so far:
- Windows Mobile 6.1 with Office Mobile Outlook Mobile and Windows Live
- 2.8-inch TFT touchscreen with intuitive finger tip control
- 400Mhz processor for quick route calculations
- MioMap 2008 interface with specialized navigation modes and preloaded points of interest
- Photo navigation with GPS encoded photos from Flickr and other sites
- GSM quad band GPRS and EDGE
- 2MP camera, audio player, photo viewer and video player
- Bluetooth connectivity
Mitac, to which Mio is a subsidiary, expects to ship at least 9.5-10 million units for all types of GPS devices in 2008 alone, and we will be sure to stay on top of this and let you know how well these new phones do on the market.
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