updated 07:45 pm EST, Wed March 5, 2008
Mio on Tuesday released three automobile navigation systems at CeBIT. The three make up the Mio Moov series, which represents the first product since Mio merged with Navman. Main upgrades common to all include MioMore software that allows moving points of interest back and forth between a computer and the unit as well as SIRF’s InstantFixII GPS receiver for quicker finding of satellites.
The Moov 200 has a 3.5-inch color touch screen displaying TeleAtlas maps. Memory is expandable via an SD card slot, with Windows Mobile 5 as the interface behind the 400MHz Samsung processor. The 200 includes radar trap (safety camera) alert and speedometer. The version loaded with regional maps retails for 150 euros ($228) while the European version sells for 180 euros ($274).
The Moov 330 features an upsized touch screen, at 4.3 inches. Features on the 330 include Bluetooth capability for local searches and navigation via photos thanks to NavPix, with basic specs identical to the Moov 200. The regional version of the 330 carries an MSRP of 180 euros ($274), with the Europe-loaded map stickering for 230 euros ($350).
The flagship model, the Moov 370 adds a Bluetooth phone connectivity versus just local searches, a lifetime subscription to traffic information maps, and comes preloaded exclusively with all of Europe, priced at 280 euros ($425).
Mio didn’t release any launch dates.