Updated MiTAC Pocket PC with GPS Receiver Released

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MiTAC has just released an updated version of its Pocket PC with a built-in GPS receiver.

As with its predecessor, users can flip open the Mio168RS’s antenna for route planning and voice navigation.

Point-to-point driving directions are given both verbally and visually in real time as users are en route to their destination with turn-by-turn directions.

The Mio168RS automatically suggests alternative routes should a driver miss a turn, take the wrong road, or experience unexpected detours.

MiTAC Mio168RS This handheld comes with maps for the continental United States, Hawaii, and Canada.

Unlike standard GPS receivers, the Mio168RS is a full fledged handheld,. It comes with Microsoft’s applications for personal information management, as well as the Pocket PC versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer.


This handheld runs Windows Mobile 2003 SE on an Intel XScale 300 MHz processor. It has 64 MB of RAM, plus an SD slot for additional storage.

Its 3.5-inch Touchscreen has a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels.

The Mio168RS does not come with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth; however, it does support SDIO cards, so Wi-Fi can be added.

It includes a 1350 mAh battery that isn’t swappable. MiTAC says this is good for 12 hours of use without the GPS function being active.

The suggested price for the Mio168RS is $599. A list of online retailers offering this device can be found on the MiTAC web site.

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