At an originally-created virtual online booth stand, sat-nav oriented manufacturer Mio presented their latest GPS phone called the Mio Explora K70. It has a 3.5-inch screen of WQVGA resolution, a 3 megapixel auto focus camera and runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro. Explora K70 should also offer optimized GPS navigation experience with Mio's own navigation software.
The Mio Explora K70 is a fully-fledged PocketPC based on the Qualcomm MSM7201 platform and thus sporting a 528 Mhz CPU and 128MB of RAM. It's got quad-band GSM as well as tri-band HSDPA/HSUPA support.
There's an accelerometer on board the Mio Explora K70 to allow automatic screen rotation, and Wi-Fi is also supported.
Mio Explora K70 is certainly not the first GPS-enabled phone by Mio, but it's certainly the most attractive one out of their Mitac lineup.
The most impressive thing about the Mio Explora K70 is its size - it's only 11.9 mm in thickness and weighs 115 g.
Among the letdowns of Explora K70 however is the lack of some sort of a thumb-optimized user interface. Mio could have used Spb Shell for example, but they are obviously trying to keep costs down. The somewhat low screen resolution (by today's standards) is also something to be considered.
The Mio Explora K70 will optionally be delivered with an extended retail package including custom-made device mount and carrying case.
Currently, there is no info on prices and availability for the new Mio Explora K70.
You can have a walk around the virtual Mio booth by visiting our source link before 20 March 2009.