updated 04:30 pm EST, Fri December 14, 2007
Infinity miPC locks in GPS
Clearview has introduced a new media player which handles considerably more than most of its peers. The Infinity miPC is essentially an ultra-mobile PC without a keyboard: it can not only play music and video, it can record it as well, and it specifically supports the popular DivX and XviD codecs. An FM tuner is built in, and it is also capable of mobile gaming, as well as GPS navigation when docked in its special cradle.
Should owners need to do some work, it runs a mobile version of Microsoft Office, and can handle VoIP, e-mail, web browsing and instant messaging applications. Tele Atlas navigation software, meanwhile includes maps of Canada and the US, with 16 million points of interest and text-to-voice directions.
The device is controlled through its 4.3-inch touchscreen, and storage includes an SD slot alongside a 30GB hard drive and 128MB of RAM. Moreover, the player can connect to other gadgets through USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. The major issue at present is that there is no price listed for a miPC, nor is there an official release date. [via GizmoLounge]