Mitac Mio P350 And P550
By D Dunbar in GPS. October 12, 2006
The Mitac Mio P350 is a Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC capable of doing all those things PDAs do; play videos & music, run Microsoft Pocket Office, games etc. and, thanks to the built in GPS receiver, satellite navigation too.
As it's a Pocket PC you're free to run any compatible Windows Mobile software. And there's quite a library available, including free and shareware programs as well as commerical applications such as the popular TomTom and MemoryMap.
The Mitac Mio P350
With a 400mhz processor, 150mb on board memory and a SDIO card slot, there's plenty of power and storage available. Combine this with the SiRF star III chipset for accurate, low power GPS functionality and the Mio P350 looks like a great PDA/GPS unit.
The P550 has the same spec as the 350 but with added WiFi and Bluetooth capability. Which can be useful if you want to access the internet on the go. It's worth noting that you can pick up WiFi SDIO cards fairly cheaply that will work in the P350's SDIO slot.
GPS PDAs offer great flexibility and usually for less than the cost of a dedicated GPSr unit. The Mio P350 & 550 in particular offer good value along with excellent build quality.
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