Mio together with qualcomm develop connected personal navigation devices1/31/2008
Mio together with qualcomm develop connected personal navigation devices
Johannesburg, South Africa 2008 – Mio Technology Corporation is a leading maker with its easy-to-use car navigation system and has proven success of guiding you safely to your desired destination. Mio is certainly creating enormous buzz in the navigation sector with its range of products to accommodate your traveling needs.
Earlier this year Mio announced it’s partnership with Qualcomm Technology, the Qualcomm Technology innovation is helping to define the wireless communications revolution and together with Mio are developing connected personal navigation devices. Mio being the world’s leading wireless operators, device manufacturers are partnering with Qualcomm to revolutionise the mobile marketplace. With significant investments in researchand development, the two conglomerates are creating the wireless technologies that power the mobile experience that consumers now want and need.To ensure Mio’s partners’ success in the wireless broadband evolution; innovating the wireless device, service and network landscape with solutions that converge communication, computing and CE platforms into a seamless mobile broadband experienceis a necessity. These newconnected PNDs will leverage Qualcomm’s technology with the QST1100 chipset to deliver industry-leading GPS performance and cellular connectivity for real-time traffic updates, voice call capabilitiesand more.
“Qualcomm’s legacy of wireless communications brings new possibilities to consumer devices, and we are very excited about our relationship with Miothat will bring cellular connectivity, GPS and application processing in a single chip to PNDs,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. Qualcomm technology, coupled with Mio’s extensive device design expertise, will usher in a new generation of connected consumer devices that evolve the industry to the next level of functionality giving both Mio and Qualcomm a competitive advantage.
Personal navigation devices have been growing dramatically in popularity, and Miois proud to be one of the first companies to offer the connectivity of cellular networks to PND users, making information access seamless and reliable,” said Samuel Wang, president of Mio Technology Corporation. “We are happy to be working with Qualcomm to introduce a new family of PND devices that will allow people to explore more.”
With this new strategic partnership, Mio looks to offer consumers a next generation GPS device that goes beyond traditional A to B navigation. With real-time content, search capabilities and more, Mio’s connected PNDs will provide a uniquely dynamic navigation experience that can be customized for any lifestyle. Whether for leisure travel, business travel or the daily commute, Mio’s cutting-edge connected PNDs will allow people to explore more.
Mio’s newconnected PNDs will be based on the QST1100™ chipset from Qualcomm, the first solution to integrate application processing, GPS and cellular connectivity into a single chip for ubiquitous connectivity and sleeker form-factors. The QST1100 chipset leverages Qualcomm’s gpsOne technology for unsurpassed GPS performance. The fully integrated gpsOne solution supports numerous modes of operation and is the most widely deployed position-location solution in the world.
Mio Technology develops and markets products which enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. Mio Technology offers a wide array of mobile navigation products, which today includes car navigation systems, handheld navigation systems, PDA navigation systems and GPS PDA phones, all designed to enable people to explore and discover the world around them. Mio Technology is among the world’s top three vendors of mobile devices with integrated GPS.
About Mio Technology Corporation
Mio Technology develops and markets products that enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. The company was established in May 2002 and now has operations in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, and South Korea. Mio Technology has more than 1,200 employees worldwide and sells and markets its products in over 47 countries and territories. The company offers a wide array of mobile navigation products, which today includes car navigation systems, handheld navigation systems, GPS PDA phones, and GPS PDAs, all designed to enable people to explore and discover the world around them. Mio Technology is among the world’s top three vendors of mobile devices with integrated GPS. The company is online at http://www.mio.com/.
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