Mio's Moov V780 MID/GPS Device Gets Powered By Tegra

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There's no doubt that tablet PCs are all the rage in 2010, but that big-screen bandwagon seems to be bleeding over into various other realms of consumer electronics. Take Mio, for example. The relatively unknown navigation company has made big waves this past week at CeBIT thanks to the unveiling of their Moov V780. What makes this unit stand out from similar devices from Garmin, TomTom and all of those other guys is the massive display. At 7" diagonally, it's easily one of the largest GPS panels out there.



The massive touch panel is just the beginning, as this 2010 iF Design Award winner also includes a full-scale multi-media player and a carry case with an integrated keyboard and optical tracking device that also happens to double as a kick-stand. Need to stay connected? No worries, as Mio has included WiMAX and Wi-Fi options here. There's also the fact that this unit is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra chip, which means that 3D graphics are no problem, and it also means that this could easily double as a homegrown emulation machine if you know the right coding. Pricing has yet to be announced, but seriously, you'd pay anything for a Tegra-powered navigator.


Mio Announces Launch of the Moov V780, Winner of the 2010 iF
Design Award
The ultimate device designed for entertainment, Internet connectivity and navigation
 
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –3/4/2010) –Mio, one of the leading GPS makers, announced today
the Mio Moov V780. Designed to provide the best navigation, entertainment and Internet experience,
the Moov V780 features 7” flat widescreen, the award-wining Mio Spirit navigation software, HD
multimedia capabilities, and a digital TV receiver. The powerful combination nicely fit into people’s
mobile lifestyle nowadays. Visit Mio at CeBIT in Hall 17, Stand B11 (Business Center), Meeting Room
8, or view the Mio CeBIT Virtual Tradeshow (http://www.mio.com/miocebit2010) to find out more.
 
Uncompromising Design
“Mio is honored to receive a 2010 iF Design Award for the Moov V780. It is Mio’s core brand value
to help people experience and explore the world more easily and freely, and the Moov V780 realizes
our vision,” said Billy Ho, the president of Mio Technology. The Mio Moov V780 incorporates an
in-car navigator, 7” widescreen high definition media player and mobile internet device into one
device with uncompromised design, and part of the unique design is the carry case with integrated
keyboard and optical tracking device which also doubles as a product stand. This means that users
can type on a flat surface whilst the screen is conveniently angled for better viewing.
 
It is this type of lateral thinking that caused Ralph Wiegmann, Managing Director of iF International
Forum Design GmbH. to remark: “Making turns is the fundamental core spirit of any navigational
device. The Mio Moov V780 perfectly translates the essence of this spirit into the identity of the
product. By incorporating the “turn” image into the design of the product, navigation not only
becomes a core function, but an expression of lifestyle.”
 
Connectivity on-the-go
In this fast moving world, it’s good to keep in touch with the office and friends and family, the Moov
V780 gives users the means to do this wherever they are. By providing users with the means to
access web sites and e-mail servers via wireless internet, 3G or WiMax, the Moov V780 gives users
the freedom to communicate.
 
Entertainment on-the-go
Whether commuting or on vacation the Moov V780 has been designed to give users the best possible
multimedia experience. Powered by the first-generation NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor, the Moov
V780 delivers powerful HD multimedia capabilities and extended battery life. The integrated digital TV
receiver allows the watching of free-to-air digital television stations whilst the high quality display and
speakers helps users become immersed in the photos, videos and music they’re playing. Connect the
V780 to a suitable television and high definition movies and videos can be watched on an even larger
screen. “With NVIDIA Tegra and the Moov V780, you can take your favorite HD content with you.
Enjoy a great visual experience for hours between power charges,” said Bill Henry, Director of Tegra
Product Management, at NVIDIA.
 
Navigation on-the-go
Users won’t need to download or go online to use maps or POI’s to find out where to go; the Moov
V780 comes with the highly credited Mio Spirit Navigation software. With its intuitive user interface
and intelligent POI search function Spirit is all users need to get to their destination.
This is the global launch of Mio Moov V780, and the actual launch schedule to the local market and
specifics will vary between regions.
 
Technical Specifications
Product specifications vary across regions; please inquire at your domestic Mio office for more
details.
 
Mio Moov V780
Dimensions (H x W x D) 204 × 111 × 14.6mm
Weight 445g
CPU Processor Speed NVIDIA Tegra, 600 MHz
Memory / ROM 4GB - 8GB
Memory / RAM 512MB+
Memory Slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
GPS Chipset u-blox module
Color Display 6.95” TFT LCD with Capacitive Touch Screen
Resolution 800 x 480 Pixels (WVGA)
Battery Type Rechargeable Polymer Battery
Battery Capacity 2300mAh
USB Yes (Mini USB 2.0)
Speaker Yes

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Mar 7 2010 12:15 PM

Hmm a sudo netbook with GPS functions thrown in and a removable screen. Do not get me wrong here, as this is pretty cool, along with more along the lines of the do everything tablet. We just need someone to hack one and put Google OS on it or something (or Linux, XP, B, something).

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The Moov V780 's menu navigation is just enjoyable, that too with a 3D animated interface with gesture-driven glide between the menus.

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