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Mio launches GPS enabled mini-laptop
Marvin Hlavac
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At the end of summer 2008 there was a piece of information released that Mio, the GPS device maker, would venture into the netbook market. Indeed, Mio is showcasing a 8.9" mini-laptop computer in Taipei, Taiwan at Computex 2009. It runs Microsoft Windows XP operating system, CPU is 1.6 GHz Intel Atom, it comes with SSD, 3G wireless, and it is less than an inch thick and weighs less than 2 pounds. The netbook has a built-in GPS receiver and it comes with Mio GPS navigation software.

Now if only Mio GPS navigation software for the PC platform could be purchased without having to buy the laptop, too.

Source: jkkmobile: Mio GPS netbook at Computex
Marvin Hlavac
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“We are making a global positioning system [GPS]-driven laptop to meet the demands of customers who want location-based services [LBS], 3.5G connectivity, wireless local area network and Bluetooth functionality,” Mitac president Billy Ho (何繼武) said.

The company will first launch an 8.9-inch netbook in the third quarter and then a 12.1-inch model in the fourth quarter. Both models, which will be splash and shock proof, will run on Microsoft’s new Windows 7 operating system.

Ho said Mitac netbooks would be sold through telecommunication carriers and will be available first in the Asia-Pacific region, including Taiwan, then Europe.
Source: Taipei Times - Mitac to launch netbooks in second half of the year
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