New GPS system now available

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FREMONT, Calif. – Mio Technology Ltd., a worldwide supplier of mobile devices, has introduced the Mio 269 GPS navigation system to North America.

The palm-sized system comes with all software and maps included on the unit’s 2.5 MB hard drive, including detailed maps of the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.

The Mio 269’s compact size – 5 1/2″ long, 3″ wide and 1″ thick – allows it to fit into the user’s pocket. It weighs just eight ounces.

Powered by an Intel 300 MHz CPU, the unit provides both visual and verbal directions to the user’s destination using an extra sensitive GPS receiver and maps stored on the hard disk drive.

Over a million points of interest (POI), including airports, ATMs, restaurants, gas stations, lodging and tourist attractions are also pre-installed.

By selecting preprogrammed locations such as the office, home or customer, the user can get directions to any destination.

Maps are displayed in landscape view on a 3.5″ TFT touch screen LCD and in 2D or 3D. The 3D view is designed to help users have a better idea of what lies ahead, including landmarks, road conditions and POI 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. The Mio 269 is also designed to help users avoid problems like road construction zones, traffic jams and toll roads.

In addition to the pre-loaded hard drive and GPS navigation, the Mio 269 allows users to listen to music on its high-quality MP3 player with 1/2 GB of free storage for MP3 files.

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