Mio Amber Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone coming soon
Jun24

Mio Amber Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone coming soon

Mio Technology, the Taiwanese maker of Personal Navigation Devices, PDAs and smartphones, will soon introduce a new Windows Mobile handset, codenamed Mio Amber. The handset is not yet officially announced, but some pictures of it have appeared on the Web, alongside most of its features. Mio Amber comes with Windows Mobile 6.5, a 3.61 WVGA touchscreen display and a case that looks pretty sleek: The main specs of Mio Amber include: GPRS/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA connectivity G sensor GPS / A-GPS Bluetooth 2.0 FM transmitter Noise cancellation 5MP camera with autofocus Secondary VGA camera, probably for video calls 528MHz Qualcomm MSM 7201A Turbo processor 256 RAM, 512MB ROM MicroSD card support 1500 mAh battery No word yet on when Mio will release the Amber, and neither on the smartphone’s price. Via...

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Mio Explora K70 GPS phone announced
Mar03

Mio Explora K70 GPS phone announced

Mio, the Taiwanese manufacturer of various mobile devices, has recently announced its first 3.5G GPS phone, the Mio Explora K70. Running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the Explora K70 comes with a simple, elegant design and packs a set of pretty nice features. Mio says the new handset is made “for the best possible GPS positioning” and that it comes with “a highly accurate GPS/AGPS receiver”, plus positioning tools, as well as compatibility with top navigation software. Here’s what the Explora K70 looks like: Its full list of specs includes: Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Tri band HSDPA / HSUPA connectivity (850/1900/2100 MHz) 3.5 inch TFT touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixels Rotation sensor Wi-Fi Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP USB 2.0 3MP camera with autofocus and geotagging 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM Qualcomm MSM7201A 528MHz CPU MicroSD / SDHC cards support GPS usage time: up to 4 hours Talk time: up to 4.5 hours Stand-by time: up to 200 hours 115 x 61.5 x 11.9 mm 115 grams Unfortunately, details about the availability and price of Mio Explora K70 are not yet available. Via...

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New Mio Phones Launched
Jun04

New Mio Phones Launched

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. Via: Digitimes, Pocket PC...

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Mio Lovebird Phone: Specs and Release Date
Apr08

Mio Lovebird Phone: Specs and Release Date

We already told you about Mio Lovebird GPS phone when it won IF Design award. And we were pretty sure back then that it will be launched this year, since IF competition rules demand that. Now, thank’s to msmobiles, who spotted it at CTIA Wireless show, we can tell you about Mio Lovebird specs. This sweet named phone comes with even sweeter features, including Windows Mobile 6.1, GPS and A-GPS support, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 64MB RAM, 2GB ROM, 320 x 240 resolution display, and more. Since Mio is primary a GPS device maker, it was only natural for them to wrap a new Lovebird flagship around their strong geo positioning specialty and IF Award winning design, in order to stay in the loop. As we reported just a few months ago, Mio Technology had this to say about the newly released Mio Lovebird GPS phone: The Mio DigiWalker Lovebird is an ultra-slim bar type GPS/PDA phone designed for consumers who want all-in-one capabilities for their travels. It is also a communications device functioning as a mobile phone which is targeted for professionals. Mio Lovebird release date is set for August...

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Mio Digiwalker  Lovebird GPS/PDA phone wins IF Design Award 2008
Jan16

Mio Digiwalker Lovebird GPS/PDA phone wins IF Design Award 2008

I’ve been hearing about Mio Digiwalker Lovebird GPS PDA phone since it scooped If Design China award. But except for a nice name, category (GPS/PDA) and pretty skimpy description of “simple geometric contours, unique chrome bezel, battery cover made from aluminum with fine hairline texture”, not much was known about Mio Digiwalker Lovebird. No specs, no pictures and no shipping dates for this Lovebird GPS PDA phone were available. Well, I still don’t know anything much about the specs, except that it will have GPS sensor, (probably) 3 megapixel camera and a big touchscreen. Oh, and that it looks really good. Good enough to also scoop the main IF Product Design Award for 2008. Here’s what Mitac themselves had to say about Mio Lovebird GPS/PDA phone: The Mio DigiWalker Lovebird is an ultra-slim bar type GPS/PDA phone designed for consumers who want all-in-one capabilities for their travels. It is also a communications device functioning as a mobile phone which is targeted for professionals. Lovebird’s simple geometry contours and the unique chrome electroplate front cover expresses the luxurious image. The rear battery cover is made of aluminum with fine hair line, which adds a noble statement to the product. With it’s “Flat Touch panelâ€?, it provides user a more comfortable usage, easier to read information, and also serves a strong design differentiator. Sounds good, Mio. Now how about some tech specs and availability dates for your Lovebird...

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