An upcoming version of Mio Technology’s MiBuddy will be
among the latest devices to run Google’s Android
operating system. The new MiBuddy joins a list of Android-powered gadgets that
fit outside the realm of smartphones.
The MiBuddy 4.7-inch touchscreen MIND (mobile Internet
navigation device) will offer full Internet browsing capabilities, a slide-out
keyboard, and will also serve as a full navigation device. For ease of use
during navigation, the MiBuddy will fit into a car dashboard mount.
Mio Technology’s current MiBuddys use the Windows CE
operating system. With the next generation of MiBuddys that will come out next
year, Mio Technology will offer both Windows CE and Android powered devices.
MiBuddy has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections as well
as a microphone, speaker, and media player. The next generation of MiBuddys
will also offer WiMAX
The new MiBuddy is coming sometime next year, though an
exact date and availability are not yet known. Details concerning price are