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PROTOTYPE: Mio shows Windows Mobile powered MID at CES [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 10.01.09 - 18:47:53 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 11574x
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jkOnTheRun just reported about a Mio Technology MID (Mobile Internet Device) prototype, the company is currently showing under glass at this year's CES in Las Vegas. According to Intel's MID definition, this device class is mostly running on Linux and designed for mobile Internet access and use. However Mio's MID prototype (which hasn't has a name yet) is running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Further specifications are a little bit sketchy but it's confirmed that the device, which reminds long-time Windows Mobile users on a Microsoft late 90's H/PC, features a 7" 800×480 screen (the prototype wasn't yet touchscreen enabled) and is powered by an ARM CPU at 667MHz. USB out, GPS and integrated WiFi are also confirmed:

WMExperts is reporting that it isn't yet decided if this prototype will ever make it to the market. It's even not yet decided if WWAN mobile broadband connectivity could make it into a possible final device or not. Looks like Mio was trying to test reactions before the company is now deciding what to do in the MID space.

UPDATE: According to Mio's Corporate Blog, the final specifications and launch schedule are expected in Q2. 2009.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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