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Taiwan market: Asustek own-brand GPS devices available starting at US$500
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES

Asustek Computer yesterday announced the availability of two Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in Taiwan and Europe, the MyPal A636 and A632. The new MyPal GPS series, which incorporate the Sirf Star III GPS module, support Intel’s latest 416-MHz XScale technology and the Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC OS.

The MyPal A636 with IEEE802.11b connectivity is priced at NT$18,800 (US$560), whereas the MyPal A632, which has WLAN disabled, is slightly cheaper at NT$16,800 (US$500).

Asustek MyPal A636/A632 GPS specifications

Item

MyPal A636

MyPal A632

CPU

416-MHz Intel XScale

OS

Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC

Display

3.5-inch 65,536-color transflective TFT LCD (240X320) with touch pad

Memory

128MB flash ROM and 64MB SDRAM

GPS

SiRF III GPS chip, 25×25mm antenna

Expansion slots

Single-slot design for SDIO/ SD/ MMC

Dual-slot design for SDIO/ SD/ MMC/ MiniSD

Network

GPS navigation, IEEE 802.11b WLAN, Bluetooth V1.2, SIR 115.2kbps Max, USB 1.1 Client

GPS navigation, Bluetooth V1.2, SIR 115.2kbps Max, USB 1.1 Client

Power

1300mAh removable/ rechargeable Li-ion battery

Dimension

122×73.2×18.8mm

Weight

186g (with battery)

Price

NT$18,800 (US$560)

NT$16,800 (US$500)

 

Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes, November 2005

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