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  • Mio Technology enhances product line with a device built for navigation and multimedia entertainment
    11/24/2006
Fremont, California - August 1, 2006 - Mio Technology Ltd., a leading worldwide supplier of personal GPS navigation devices, announced the availability of the Mio DigiWalkerT 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 home 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. With a stylish black chassis, the unit provides both visual and verbal directions to the user's destination using an extra-sensitive GPS receiver and maps stored on the device's internal memory. The personal multimedia navigator is designed to be mounted in a car and easily transported to another vehicle or wherever you need it. It features a large 3.5" screen for easy readability whether you are navigating the streets or your photo album.

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. Continuing on its promise for ease of use, users' play lists and songs can be quickly loaded via the USB port. It has a robust 2 GB of flash ROM and comes preloaded with maps of both the US and Canada. The device includes an SD/MMC reader for flexible memory options.

Requiring no setup fee or a monthly charge, the C710 is a perfect aftermarket alternative to today's expensive built-in automotive GPS systems or the reoccurring costs of cell phone GPS systems.

Mio DigiWalker C710T Product Specifications

 GPS Receiver Channels  20(SiRFstarIII), WAAS Enabled
 Memory  2GB ROM, 64 MB RAM 
 Display  3.5"TFT with Touvh Screen and 65K Colors
 Storage Format  SD/MMC Memory Expansion Slot 
 TCM Support  Built-in TMC Receiver
 Battery  1200mAH Li-ion (up to 5 hours)
 USB  V1.1
 Weight  6 oz (170 grans)
 Dimensions  4.33" x 3.03" x 0.78"

Price and Availability

The MSRP for the Mio DigiWalker C710 is $599.99 Canadian and is available immediately. The product will be available in Staples Canada and at a number of online outlets. The MSRP for the Mio DigiWalker C210s is $399.95 Canadian and is available immediately. The product is available chain-wide at Zellars and Staples Canada.
Sammy Huang, Taiwan PR Office, Mio Technology Ltd.
Telephone: 886-2-2627-1188 ext. 1577

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 . fax (510) 252-6930 . e-mail at sales@miogps.com. The company is online at www.miogps.com/index.htm.

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