Mio Technology 'Moovs' You with the Launch of New GPS Line

~ Mio Introduces GPS Devices with New Software Interface ~

Mar 24, 2008, 01:00 ET from Mio Technology

    FREMONT, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mio Technology, a leading
 worldwide supplier of personal GPS navigation devices, announced the Mio
 Moov product family -- four new personal navigation devices that combine
 Mio's hardware expertise with a fresh user interface. This is the first set
 of Mio Technology products to incorporate software developed internally,
 using design and content proficiencies from the recently-acquired Navman.
 Mio Moov 200, 210, 300 and 310 emphasize straightforward navigation and
 provide an excellent value that makes quality GPS attainable for many
     "Our goal is to bring GPS navigation to everyone," said Kiyoshi Hamai,
 North American sales director, Mio Technology Ltd. "By combining world
 class hardware with a newly-designed interface we are able to deliver a
 fantastic navigation experience at a fantastic price. Knowing where you're
 going is no longer a luxury."
     It's a Widescreen World
     Mio Moov 300 and 310 both feature a 4.3-inch widescreen window to the
 world of navigation, which allows for more on-screen information. The
 devices also incorporate text-to-speech functionality to call out actual
 street names when making turns, to help drivers keep their eyes on the
 road. These features, paired with a redesigned user interface and more than
 3.5 million points of interest -- including restaurants, hotels and gas
 stations -- help users find new hot spots in their neighborhoods and
 beyond, turning everyday driving into a daily adventure.
     Mio Moov 310 also comes with a one-year paid Traffic Messaging Channel
 (TMC) subscription. Powered by ClearChannel's network of affiliates, TMC
 provides real-time updates on accidents, detours and construction that
 could delay or prevent drivers from reaching their destination. TMC updates
 are automatically displayed by the Moov 310, along with suggestions for
 routes around the obstruction.
     Hip to be Square
     Mio Moov 200 and 210 sport a 3.5-inch, square-shaped display with a
 bright, anti-glare screen for easy viewing in any environment. The devices
 take the hassle out of driving with text-to-speech voice guidance to let
 drivers focus on the road, not on the GPS screen. Mio also incorporated
 more than 3.5 million points of interest into Moov 200 and 210 to ensure
 that everything from the gas station on the corner to the local Italian
 restaurant is within reach. Mio also tackles one of the biggest challenges
 facing drivers today -- traffic. Mio Moov 210 includes 12 months of free
 TMC real-time traffic updates, making it easier for users to route around
 trouble areas. All of these features for less than $200; being square never
 sounded so good.
     Sync Up -- Faster!
     Mio Moov product line features new SiRFInstantFixII GPS receivers,
 which deliver faster GPS signal locks so users can begin navigating as soon
 as they are ready to drive. SiRFInstantFixII can find and lock a GPS signal
 in as few as five seconds during typical device start-ups, almost half a
 minute faster than other GPS devices. For users in cities where tall
 buildings can impede GPS signals -- creating "urban canyons" -- a fast
 signal requisition can be the difference between missing a turn and
 arriving on-time.
     Mio Moov Product Specifications
     With pre-loaded maps of all 50 U.S. States and Puerto Rico, Mio Moov is
 ready to operate in minutes with no computer set-up required.
Mio Moov Moov 310 Moov 300 Moov 210 Moov 200 Series: GPS Receiver 20-channel 20-channel 20-channel 20-channel Channels SiRFstarIII SiRFstarIII SiRFstarIII SiRFstarIII with with with with SiRFInstantFix SiRFInstantFix SiRFInstantFix SiRFInstantFix II II II II Display 4.3" TFT Anti- 4.3" TFT Anti- 3.5" TFT Anti- 3.5" TFT Anti- Glare Touch Glare Touch Glare Touch Glare Touch Screen and 65k Screen and 65k Screen and 65k Screen and 65k Colors; 480 x Colors; 480 x Colors; 320 x Colors; 320 x 272 color LCD 272 color LCD 240 color LCD 240 color LCD Speaker Built-in Built-in Built-in Built-in speaker speaker speaker speaker TMC Module Built-in Not Available Built-in Not Available module module USB V2.0 V2.0 V2.0 V2.0 Weight 0.4 lbs. 0.4 lbs. 0.3 lbs. 0.3 lbs. (181g) (181g) (150g) (150g) Dimensions 5.12" x 3" x 5.12" x 3" x 3.9" x 2.9" x 3.9" x 2.9" x 0.7" 0.7" 0.8" 0.8" Price and Availability The MSRP for Mio Moov 200, 210, 300 and 310 are $179.95, $199.95, $229.95 and $249.95 respectively. Mio Moov GPS navigators will be available at Radio Shack, Circuit City and other participating retailers on April 1. About Mio Technology Corporation Mio Technology develops and markets products that enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. The company was established in May 2002 and now has operations in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and South Korea. Mio Technology has more than 1,200 employees worldwide and sells and markets its products in over 47 countries and territories. The company offers a wide array of mobile navigation products, which today includes car navigation systems, handheld navigation systems, GPS PDA phones and GPS PDAs, all designed to enable people to explore and discover the world around them. Mio Technology is among the world's top three vendors of mobile devices with integrated GPS. The company is online at www.mio.com.

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