The mobile GPS manufacturer, Mio, has announced its latest product, the Explora K70
GPS phone. As you may presume, this would be a GPS-oriented device, targeted to people who travel a lot. The 3-megapixel camera of the Explora K70 will make geotagging possible when you’ve been on a trip and want to show your friends and family where you’ve been. In addition, it will pack a suite of positioning tools and compatibility with Windows Mobile navigational software, as it will run the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional platform. Goodies do not end here – the new device will sport a Wi-Fi modem, accelerometer, microSD card slot and this will all be packed in a slim body, the front of which will be dominated by a large 3.5-inch touch-sensitive screen.
However, we would not jump into conclusions here, since the Explora K70 will offer an integrated Qualcomm gpsOne receiver, which isn’t the best one currently available. On the other hand, we would like to see the utilization of the navigation software that will come with the device, in order to judge whether it would be a reasonable alternative for the Garmin-Asus nuvifone line, which also stresses on GPS.