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~ Mio DigiWalker™ C230 delivers straightforward navigation with enhanced feature set ~

NEW YORK – Sept. 27, 2007 – Mio Technology, a leading worldwide supplier of personal GPS navigation devices, unveiled a new addition to its product line during the DigitalLife technology tradeshow. The Mio DigiWalker™ C230 is a compact, affordable and easy-to-use GPS navigator that includes pre-loaded maps of the U.S. and real-time text-to-speech directions, allowing drivers to ‘navigate by ear’ from door-to-door.

At an MSRP of $249.95, the C230 is perfect for newcomers to GPS navigation, or those looking to equip the entire fleet of family vehicles.  Whether shopping for the perfect gift for an uncle who always gets lost, a student leaving home for college, or a spouse who frequently travels for business, the Mio DigiWalker C230 fits the needs of a broad range of consumers. 

The C230’s text-to-speech functionality delivers timely voice prompts, calling out actual street names when making turns – “right turn onto Main Street” instead of “right-turn in 500 yards” – helping drivers keep their eyes on the road while driving.  The C230 features a bright backlight and an updated anti-glare display to offer clear maps and menus on sunny days.  These features, paired with the latest map data and more than 1 million points of interest – including restaurants, hotels and gas stations – helps users find new hot spots in their neighborhoods and beyond, turning everyday travelers into modern-day explorers.

“Consumers are using GPS in different ways, from pure navigation to an integral component of their digital lifestyle, and we are committed to providing a diverse product portfolio to meet the needs of every user,” said Kiyoshi Hamai, North American sales director, Mio Technology Ltd.  “With the launch of the Mio DigiWalker C230, shoppers can purchase an affordable GPS device designed for no-hassle navigation, without skimping on quality and features.”

Mio DigiWalker C230 Product Specifications
The Mio DigiWalker C230 comes pre-loaded with maps of the U.S. and more than 1 million point of interest locations, and is ready to operate out of the box in minutes with no computer set-up required.  The C230 supports standard voice guidance in 16 different languages including English, French and Spanish.

GPS Receiver Channels 20 (SiRFstarIII), WAAS Enabled

On-boad 1 GB NAND Flash memory

Display 3.5" TFT with Touch Screen and 65k Colors
Storage Format SD/MMC Memory Expansion Module
Battery 800 mAH Li-ion
USB V2.1
Weight 5.08 oz (144g)
Dimensions 3.54" x 3.30" x 0.94"

Price and Availability
The MSRP for the Mio DigiWalker C230 is $249.95 U.S.  The device is available in October at participating major retailers and e-tailers. 

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 http://www.mio-tech.com