updated 02:25 pm EDT, Mon September 24, 2007
Mio C320 GPS in the US
Mio today announced that it would bring the C320 to the US, offering one of the least expensive widescreen GPS units in the country. The 4.3-inch touchscreen should allow even more cost-conscious drivers to navigate while using a split-screen view that displays detailed turn data or location info alongside the conventional map. The American version includes 1GB of built-in flash storage with full maps of all 50 states and 1.7 million points of interest. An SD card slot provides additional room for maps of Canada and other destinations. Battery life is rated at a longer than average 4.5 hours.
The C320's arrival comes through a deal with Radio Shack that sees the electronics retailer become the exclusive reseller for the GPS. Mio lists a price of $300 and says its mapping unit should be available in stores as of today.