Clarion Corporation of America Unveils ClarionMiND at the 2008 Intel Developer Forum

Aug 20, 2008, 01:00 ET from Clarion Corporation of America

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Corporation of America,
 a leading manufacturer of mobile electronics, today announced the
 introduction of ClarionMiND, Clarion's next generation Mobile Internet
 Navigation Device. The ClarionMiND represents a revolutionary new product
 that combines connected personal GPS navigation and real-time Points of
 Interest (POI) with Internet based entertainment and full web browsing.
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     ClarionMiND was initially shown as a concept product at the 2008
 Consumer Electronics Show. Just eight months later, Clarion Corporation of
 America is proud to debut the ClarionMiND in its sleek new form factor as
 well as compelling set of user-friendly features. ClarionMiND is based on
 the new Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor Z5xx series and is scheduled to begin
 shipment in the 4th quarter of 2008 in the U.S. market. ClarionMiND will
 provide an all- new portable device experience and enable users access to
 two-way connected navigation, high-speed Internet experiences, digital
 music and video playback, and many other innovative entertainment features.
 ClarionMiND will transform the way people connect to their electronic lives
 whether they are on the go or in their vehicles.
     ClarionMiND provides Internet connectivity via WiFi at home, in the
 office, or via hot spots out and about in the city. The ClarionMiND also
 allows for Internet connectivity via Bluetooth when paired with a mobile
 phone for convenient service options. These connectivity features combine
 rich GPS navigation with full PC-like Internet browsing capabilities using
 its 800- pixel by 480-pixel touch screen. Other features include quick GPS
 maps, optimized MySpace and YouTube applications, all of which
 differentiate the ClarionMind from other similar products currently in the
     The ClarionMiND's navigational capabilities include an optimized user
 interface as well as an in-car docking station for fully integrated
 on-board vehicle compatibility. The ClarionMiND can be set to Mobile Mode
 outside the car, or be switched to Automobile Mode for safe access behind
 the wheels. The Internet powered search function finds POIs online for a
 specific service or and transmits the destination to the ClarionMiND.
     "ClarionMiND represents the next generation of portable navigation
 devices. It will deliver turn-by-turn directions, provide real-time POI,
 help you get there, and while you are there, finally give you the full
 Internet experience you always wanted but could never get on today's mobile
 devices," stated Adam Thomas, Clarion's Vice President of Marketing.
     "The emerging Mobile Internet Device category delivers the best
 Internet experience across a range of market segments - information,
 entertainment, communication, and productivity -- in pocketable devices,"
 said Pankaj Kedia, director of Global Ecosystem Programs in Intel
 Corporation's Ultra Mobility Group. "ClarionMiND, is based on the new high
 performance low power Intel Atom processor, should deliver next generation
 real-time navigation and location services while bringing the rich Internet
 to MID users."
     The ClarionMiND device can be seen in the Intel MID Community Booth as
 well as the MID Experience Zone during the Intel Developer Forum in San
 Francisco, August 19-21, 2008.
Specifications*: -- 4.8 inch WVGA (800x480) LCD Display with Touch screen -- Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor Z500 -- 800MHz Clock Speed -- 512MB DRAM -- 4GB Flash Memory for Storage -- WiFi -- Bluetooth 2.0 EDR -- GPS Antenna/Receiver -- Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery -- Amplifier -- Speaker -- Headphone Jack -- 2 USB Port (Standard / Mini) -- SD Card Slot (Micro SD) -- Docking Station Connector Software Features*: -- Linux OS 2.6.22 -- GPS Navigation -- Media Player -- Internet Browser -- Google Map / Earth Viewer -- MySpace Viewer -- YouTube Viewer -- Email -- PDF Viewer -- Calculator -- Control Panel -- File Manager -- News Reader (RSS) -- Weather information About Clarion: Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., which joined the Hitachi-group companies as a consolidated subsidiary in 2006. Clarion Corporation of America ranks among the top 150 North American OEM Suppliers and is recognized by an independent research firm for the highest customer satisfaction for 6CD radios in new vehicle's sold in the U.S. Clarion, an international leader in mobile electronics since 1940 conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, rear vision, communications and security products for the automotive, marine and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 10,000 employees worldwide and 12 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at

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