Mio Technology shows off new PNDs at CES



Mio Technology shows off new PNDs at CES
At the CES trade show this week, Mio Technology has unveiled four new PNDs in the Mio Moov line which features for the first time in the U.S the new “Spirit” software launched in September last year in Europe.

The Mio Moov S300 features a 3.5 inch display, preloaded with maps of the U.S. and Canada. It has Text-to-Speech voice direction in English, Spanish and French and more than 12 million points of interest. The device has an MSRP of $199.99. The Mio Moov S500 has a 4.7-inch screen with all the functionality of the S300. It has an MSRP of $249.99.

The Mio Moov S556 is positioned as a premium model with a ultra-flat 4.7-inch display. It includes the aforementioned functionality with the addition of Bluetooth for hands-free calling. Bluetooth can also be used - with a data plan attached to the phone - to perform online local search (MSNLive search) and search for real-time gas prices (from GasPriceWatch). Additionally, the Moov S556 navigation software has "Junction View," a feature that represents complex traffic intersections. The device has an MSRP of $299.99.

Mio Moov S700 has a large 7-inch display and is positioned towards owners of RV's and campers. It also includes MAD Maps content for travelers who are looking for preloaded scenic routes and a unique journey. The device includes features such as preloaded maps of the U.S. and Canada,Text-to-Speech in English, Spanish and French, and more than 12 million points of interest. This product cost $299.99.

Mio Technology will also offer as a separate accessory a MSN Direct receiver (read here our article on MSN Direct) that will connect to this range of PND. The price of this accessory has not been defined yet.

Friday, January 9th 2009


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