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  • Mio Technology Brings Portability and Style with Mio DigiWalker C310s, the Latest Addition to its Canadian GPS Product Line
Fremont, California - March 13, 2006 -Mio Technology Ltd., a leading worldwide supplier of personal navigation GPS systems, announced the availability of its new stylish and portable GPS device to meet growing consumer demand for more personalized navigation that maps to their lifestyle. The Mio DigiWalker C310s comes with a built-in MP3 player allowing consumers to customize their personal GPS system with their favorite tunes while also receiving over 5 million points of interest (POIs) through a straightforward, easy-to-use GPS navigation system.
"Mio is committed to adding new features that give consumers the latest advancements in travel technology, making the experience more than just about getting from point A to point B," said Kiyoshi Hamai, North American sales director, Mio Technology Ltd. Consumer demand for customized mobile device is continuing to grow, and the addition to the Mio DigiWalker product line --offering MP3 players, multiple languages and extensive POIs-- is further proof that Mio provides travelers with the ultimate personalized experience."

The Mio DigiWalker C310s has a bold white chassis and comes preloaded with Canadian maps and 512 MB of memory. Turn-by-turn voice and text navigation with various language options including English, French and Spanish along with an easy to use touch screen enables users to effortlessly access maps and music files. The Mio DigiWalker C310s synchronizes with the user's Microsoft Outlook's "My Contacts" list, automatically locating directions to conveniently track the most appropriate route. The Mio DigiWalker C310s includes a fully integrated SiRFstarIII 20 channel GPS antenna, rechargeable lithium ion battery that allows up to 5 hours of untethered operation on a single charge, 64 MB SDRAM, touch screen keyboard, built-in 1" loudspeaker, headphone jack, and mounting hardware for automobiles. Weighing just six ounces, the device has a compact size - 5.5" long, 3" wide and 1" thick - allowing it to fit into the user's pocket. Included accessories are earphones for the MP3 player, car mounting kit, universal AC and car adapters with changeable plugs and USB cable.

Whether on foot, in a car or on a bicycle, getting around in unfamiliar areas or finding alternative routes due to changing circumstances or conditions couldn't be easier. The user simply selects the town, road and address, and the Mio DigiWalker C310s does the rest. It can also be used to plan longer trips with multiple stops in advance. Maps are displayed in landscape view on the 3.5" TFT touch screen LCD and in 2D or 3D. In the 3D view, users have a better grasp of what lies ahead, including landmarks, road conditions and POIs compared to a 2-dimensional map. If the user misses a turn, exit or cannot make a transition in time, the device automatically recalculates the route and delivers new directions in real-time.

Mio DigiWalker C310s Product Specifications

 Operation System (OS)  Microsoft® Windows® CE.Net 4.2 Core Version
 LCD Display Size  3.5" Anti-glare TFT LCD
 LCD Display Resolution  QVGA 320 x 240,65K colors
 LCD Display Touch Screen Enabled  Yes 
 Memory Rom  512MB
 Memory Ram  64MB
 GPS Module  SiRFstarIII (20 channels)
 Audio Speaker  1.5W (lx) 
 Audio Input  3.5mm mono
 Battery  1200mAh lihium rechargeable,up to 5hrs.use
 AC/DC Input   Yes
 Physical Characteristics Dimension(L x W x H)  110 x 75 x 20mm 
 Physical Characteristics Weight  170g

Price and Availability

The MSRP for the Mio DigiWalker C310s is $549.99.It will be available at select retail outlets, including Costco.CA in April 2006.

About Mio Technology Ltd. (MTL)

Mio Technology Ltd. (MTL) operations are worldwide. Foreseeing that the mobile lifestyle and mobile commerce will be mainstays of life in the near future, the company is dedicated to the development of enabling devices.Its main business is the sale of Mio DigiWalker - branded mobile communication products, such as smartphones, Pocket PCs and handheld GPS systems.

For additional information on MTL and its products, the North American headquarters are located at 47988 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538.Phone (510) 252-6950 ˇ fax (510) 252-6930 ˇ e-mail at sales@miogps.com. The company is online at www.miogps.com/index.htm