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Mio makes Explora K70 official; look out Garmin

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:15PM EST

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Oooooh Garmin. Your nuviphone should have been released eons ago and now you’re staring down the barrel of what looks to be some pretty steep and exciting competition in the Mio Explora K70. Mio made it known late last year that the company was cooking up a mobile handset and it appears as though the Taiwanese GPS company’s entrance into the mobile game will indeed be a sexy one. Specs, Jeeves:

  • Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
  • Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Tri band HSDPA / HSUPA connectivity (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • 3.5 inch TFT 240 x 400 touchscreen display
  • Qualcomm MSM7201A 528MHz processor
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 3 megapixel camera, autofocus, geotagging support
  • 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM
  • MicroSDHC support
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS usage time: up to 4 hours
  • Talk time: up to 4.5 hours
  • Stand-by time: up to 200 hours
  • 115 x 61.5 x 11.9 mm, 115 grams

No release timing or pricing has been announced thus far but don’t expect Mio to sit on this one anywhere near as long as Garmin has with its nuviphone. Hit the jump for another product shot.


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