Rumors have been going around for a while that MiTAC is preparing to release its first GPS-enabled cellular-wireless handheld.
MiTAC has given the world a glimpse of this device, which it calls the Mio A701.
Unlike this company’s other GPS-enabled Pocket PCs, the A701’s GPS antenna will not be on a hinge on the back. Instead, this will be internal. It will use the SirfStar III chipset.
The A701 will have a 2.7 inch, 240-by-320-pixel display. It won’t have a numberpad or a keypad, so all numbers and text will need to be entered through the touchscreen.
This will be a tri-band GSM device with GPRS. It will also sport Bluetooth.
Like most cellular-wireless devices, it will have a 1.3 megapixel camera. There’s been no word so far if there will be a camera-less version.
It is not yet known what carriers will offer this device, or what the price will be.
MiTAC’s formal unveiling of the Mio A701 will be next week.