Mio to launch new range of GPS-ready PDAs and mobiles

By Ian Neubauer

SYDNEY: GPS manufacturer Mio is set to launch a new range of GPS-ready PDAs and an all-in-one smartphone onto the Australian market in November.

The Mio Digiwalker P360 and P560 feature 3.5-inch touch screens, anti-glare display and SiRFInstantFix technology to provide better quality and faster GPS readouts in tunnels, around tall buildings and other problematic locations.

The MioDigiWalker A702 phone features a PDA, GPS, bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, a dedicated media processor to maximise video and audio content and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

Mio Technology Australia sales director, Peter Ferrigno, described the new range as timesaving devices for busy businesspeople who spend a lot of time on the road.

“At Mio we understand that in the business world more work is being done away from the office and it is extremely important to have an organised schedule and know exactly where you are going. There is no time for getting lost,” he said.

The range is powered by the sixth-generation Windows Mobile operating systems. The new OS offer more authentic PC-like Microsoft Office experiences, new shortcuts, and added functionality to calendar and contact applications.

RRPs for the Digiwalker P360 and P560 are still to be announced. RRP for the A702 phone is $899. All three models come with preloaded Australian maps. An additional North American map is available directly from Mio for $299.

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