Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Mio Technology’s All-New Mio 169

  • 15 September, 2005 14:49

<p>World’s first handheld GPS with hotkey switching between portrait and landscape display modes launched into Australian Market
Ensures driver safety while providing precision navigation features</p>
<p>Mio Technology has introduced its all-new handheld, the world’s first PDA GPS with a landscape-type display, incorporating a third-generation high-sensitivity GPS signal receiver system—the Mio 169. With classic looks based on a charcoal color scheme and elegant metal faceplate, its smooth black curves convey a sophisticated executive style. The Mio 169’s design has driver safety as its guiding principle, with hardware buttons that make it easy to switch display between portrait and landscape modes, and adding a volume control dial to allow the driver to make the most common adjustments without needing to evoke menus, diverting attention from driving tasks.</p>
<p>Display orientation switch to protect driver safety
The Mio 169’s hardware hotkey for switching between portrait and landscape display modes makes it convenient for users to select the more comfortable view when using either the GPS navigation or PDA systems. When using the navigation system and close to the destination, drivers can take advantage of the Mio 169’s landscape mode to display of a greater amount of information about the vicinity in a wide-screen view. To display a route that has just been traversed, or to show the route that the Mio 169 has arranged, the portrait mode allows a more expansive view that includes more of the route. Once the user has obtained the desired information, and turns on the voice navigation feature, the Mio 169 makes it easy to adjust volume with a dial on the side of the unit, even while driving. And to ensure optimal GPS signal reception, the Mio 169’s antenna uses a lateral design.</p>
<p>The world’s first PDA with instant switching between portrait and landscape display modes
When using the Mio 169’s powerful Pocket PC functions, the display mode switch is just as handy. The landscape mode is ideal for viewing Word and Excel documents, or watching videos, while the lateral layout of the Mio 169’s hardware buttons makes it easy to access functions while viewing content in this mode. If a user is accustomed to using the Pocket PC’s traditional portrait display mode, the Mio 169 preserves this option as well, while providing the flexibility to switch freely and instantly between the two modes depending on usage scenarios or particular applications.</p>
<p>The Mio 169 continues Mio Technology’s practice of providing consumers with the most convenient and easy-to-use product packages, with no need to purchase extra accessories to use it in a car, no monthly rental fees, and no installation or setup fees.</p>
<p>Mio Technology has created a PDA GPS that offers users who need powerful business-oriented functionality, as well as features designed for daily life and travel, a more thoughtfully designed, simple-to-operate, and tastefully designed choice.</p>
<p># # #
The Mio 169 is a compact, lightweight and portable GPS and PDA combo device. It works straight out of the box - switch it on, enter your destination and drive way. Switching from portrait and landscape views enables you to determine the best routes to follow. The Mio 169’s built-in high sensitivity antenna provides accurate GPS reception and position.</p>
<p>KEY BENEFITS of the MIO 169
• Comes preloaded with complete Sensis map of Australia
• Well defined ID with customised hotkeys in easy access position
• Optimal screen view in daylight
• Flip patch antenna with extendable antenna jack for better reception
• Easily transferable between cars (complete with car accessories kit)
• No installation/activation required</p>
<p>The Mio169 is available for purchase from Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and Domayne. The suggested retail price is AU$995 including GST.</p>
<p>Mio 169 handheld GPS navigation system—Key specifications
OS WindowsÒ Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC
Processor Intel PXA-255 400 MHz
Display 3.5” TFT LCD with 65K colors and LED backlighting module
Memory 32MB flash + 64MB SDRAM, with 512MB SD card
Navigation System Built-in GPS navigation module
Expansion Slot SD/MMC-compatible slot, supporting SD/IO
Data Transfer Interface USB, infrared
Multimedia Interfaces Built-in microphone, speakers, 3.5mm 3D-sound earphone jack, volume control dial
Dimensions 125.6mm (W) x 79.5mm (H) x 24.2mm (D)
Weight 172.35g</p>
<p>About Mio Technology Ltd (MTL):
MTL‘s operations are worldwide. Foreseeing that the mobile lifestyle and mobile commerce will be mainstays of life in the near future, it is dedicated to the development of mobile communication-enabling devices. Its main business is the manufacture and sales of Mio DigiWalker™-branded mobile communications products, such as smartphones, Pocket PCs, and portable GPS systems. For more information about MTL, please go to</p>
<p>About Synnex Australia:
Synnex Australia is one of the top IT distributors in the Australian market. With over 6,000 resellers, Synnex provides quality computer products, peripherals and components.</p>

Most Popular