Mio A701 communicator

Mio A710 cellphone - pda - smartphoneThe are some news about the new Mio A701 communicator. Info Sync World reports:

“Based on an Intel PXA270 processor running at 520 MHz, the device will feature a 2.7-inch touch screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. A total of 192 MB of memory is available, of which 128 MB is in the shape of non-volatile Flash ROM, whereas the remaining 64 MB is of the RAM variety in which applications will run.

The main draw of the GSM-based communicator is however its integrated GPS functionality, powered by a latest-generation SirfStar III chipset, with Mio Technology having managed to avoid flip-out antennas as seen in previous products from the company. Other highlights of the Mio A701 include a 1.3 Megapixel camera, as well as Bluetooth 1.2 and an SDIO capable SD/MMC Card expansion slot.”

The Register writes about the Mio GPS smart phone exposed:

The GPS receiver is integrated within the body of the device, so there’s no flip up antenna or receiver stub. There’s a slight bulge on one corner, but nothing to snag on the lining of your pocket, we’d say. The A701 uses the SirfStar III chipset, we understand.

Mio A701 will probably be available in the fourth quarter of 2005.

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