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August 8, 2006 > Mio Technology announces availability of handheld multimedia system

Mio Technology announces availability of handheld multimedia system

Fremont - (Xinhua-PRNewswire) Aug. 1_ Mio Technology Ltd., a leading worldwide supplier of personal GPS navigation devices, announced the availability of the Mio DigiWalker(TM) C710, a Bluetooth-enabled, entertainment and GPS portable navigation device.

The C710's media player for digital video, photos, and music is the perfect fit for everyone from business executives who want to watch movies away from home, parents who would like to give the kids something to watch in the car, or commuters who want to listen to music or audio books while on the move. The integrated Bluetooth transmitter/receiver enables the device to link with Bluetooth-enabled cell phones for hands-free communication. With entertainment and multimedia features, the C710 meets growing consumer demand for portable navigation that maps to people's lifestyles.

"Mio is providing consumers with more than navigation devices by expanding product features to include photo viewing, movies, music and Bluetooth connectivity -- creating a complete handheld multimedia system," said Kiyoshi Hamai, North American sales director, Mio Technology Ltd. "We understand consumers demand for more from their personal gadgets and designed the C710 as a lifestyle device as much as a navigation tool."

Getting from point A to B is more than just finding a destination and the C710 provides convenience and safety with real-time traffic updates, as well as access to more than 5 million points of interest to easily navigate to everything from restaurants to police stations to theme parks.

The Bluetooth connectivity allows users to easily link the device with their Bluetooth-enabled peripherals, computers or cell phones. To make it home on time, the real-time traffic monitoring updates alert users to avoid problems like road construction zones and toll roads. The media player allows users to view photos and play video files. Enabled with a built-in DivX media player and JPEG support for photos, consumers can listen to their MP3 music files, browse through a photo album and watch videos. It has a robust 2 GB of flash ROM and comes preloaded with maps of both the US and Canada.

The MSRP is $649.95 and is available at online outlets as well as select Best Buy locations. Mio Technology website:

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