Clarion has entered mobile Internet business by introducing the ClarionMind device that offers GPS navigation and Internet-based entertainment. Here is more info on the ClarionMind Internet device:
As a Next Generation Navigation plus Internet-Based Entertainment device, the ClarionMind provides GPS navigation, and with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled cellphone, the Internet can be accessed via a full browser anytime and anywhere. ClarionMiND has a new interface that allows you to navigate the real-world and the unlimited possibilities of the Internet at the touch of a finger. The possibilities for ClarionMiND are endless.
Optimized UI ClarionMiND?s user interface switches automatically from Mobile mode to Car mode when the unit is placed into the in-vehicle cradle. The user interface has been optimized for safety and convenience.
Wireless Connectivity At home, at work, all around town, ClarionMiND users can connect to the Internet via WiFi and Bluetooth (Dial-Up Networking profile)
Full-Internet Browser ClarionMiND?s FireFox-based, Flash-capable full browser and 480 x 800 pixel touch panel deliver a PC-style Internet experience running on Linux OS 2.6.22
Customized YouTube, MySpace, Google Maps ClarionMiND features special customized versions of popular social media websites YouTube and MySpace as well as the functional Google Maps application, making mobile viewing simple and easy.
The ClarionMind device specs:
* 4.8 inch WVGA(800x480) LCD Display with touch screen * Intel Atom Processor * 800MHz Clock Speed * 512MB DRAM * 4GB SSD Flash Memory * Built-In Wi-Fi (b/g) * Built-In Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR * Built-In GPS Antenna/Receiver * Built-In Amplifier * Built-In Speaker * Rechargeable Battery Lasts up to 1.5 Hours (up to 4.5 Hours with Large Battery) * Headphone Jack * 2 USB Ports (Standard/Mini) * microSD Card Slot * One Touch Keys * Docking Station Connector * Dimensions: 167.8 (W) X 96.0 (H) X 26.45 (D) mm (6.7? x 3.78? x 1.05?) * Weight: 325g (incl. Standard Battery)
ClarionMiND Standard Model is available for $649.99 and you can find more info on www.clarion.com
ClarionMiND Premium Model featuring 3G network compatibility is scheduled for release in Spring 2009.