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Clarion MiND GPS MID gets $650 November release; 3G coming Spring 2009

Clarion MiND GPS MID gets $650 November release; 3G coming Spring 2009

Clarion have set both a price and a more specific release date for their MiND GPS Mobile Internet Device hybrid.  The touchscreen unit, announced back in January, will launch in the US and Canada in November 2008, priced at $649.99, with a European release following in January 2009 for €649.99.  Clarion have also given more detail on the MiND's functionality, together with confirming that a 3G-equipped version will be released in Spring 2009.

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Clarion MiND MID gets GPS focus

Clarion MiND MID gets GPS focus

Clarion's MiND MID, refreshed for Computex earlier this year, has had another polish and been rolled out at IDF 2008 this week.  The company now appears to be shifting the focus of the MiND a little, away from a pure MID and describing it more as a GPS device that also has internet browsing and media functionality.  While that could be dismissed as mere semantics, it might help give Clarion an edge selling the MiND to a public more familiar with touchscreen GPS devices than than they are with MID.

Check out the video demo of the Clarion MiND after the cut

Clarion MiND UMPC confirmed for $700 US launch this year

Clarion MiND UMPC confirmed for $700 US launch this year

Clarion have been showing a new prototype of their MiND UMPC and GPS navigation device at Computex, complete with a fresh case design and various color options.  The so-called "Mobile Internet Navigation Device" is based on a 5.2-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen and, back in January at least, Intel's Menlow platform (comprising the Silverthorne processor and Poulsbo chipset).  Functionality includes internet and messaging, GPS and Office access, shortcuts to YouTube and MySpace, and multimedia.

CES 2008: Clarion MiND ‘Mobile Internet Navigation Device’

CES 2008: Clarion MiND ‘Mobile Internet Navigation Device’

Clarion's high-end in-car entertainment systems have been edging onto ultraportable PC territory for a while now, and they've finally made the jump into bed with Intel and launched a Mobile Internet Device (MID) at CES 2008.  The Clarion MiND (Mobile Internet Navigation Device) is an ideal example of the chip manufacturer's digital companion vision: based around a 5.2-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen and the Intel Menlow platform (comprising the Silverthorne processor and Poulsbo chipset), the device has 4GB of flash memory, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, provision for a 3G data module and/or WiMAX, GPS and a digital camera.

ClarionMiND navigation MID reviewed: car crash

ClarionMiND navigation MID reviewed: car crash

The ClarionMiND seems like it's been around for a long time now, though it was only CES 2008 when the company officially unveiled the touchscreen navigation MID.  It took all the way until November to be released, then we had to wait until last month to see it in action; now Gear Diary have reviewed the MiND.  Clarion promise the full internet, navigation and media experience from one single device; unfortunately it seems they fall well short.

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ClarionMiND GPS MID gets unboxed, played with: Video Demo

ClarionMiND GPS MID gets unboxed, played with: Video Demo

Clarion's navigation MID launched last November, but it's taken a while for hands-on experience with the GPS-enabled touchscreen device to emerge.  Clarion have also tweaked the name slightly, to ClarionMiND (with no space) over apparent "legal issues".  Steve Paine has been playing with the ClarionMiND for the MID Moves project, and despite some obvious drawbacks - a pitiful battery good for at most an hours standalone use, and the lack of 3G - Clarion have actually done what other MID manufacturers struggle to achieve.

Check out the ClarionMiND demo video after the cut

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Clarion Mirage puts Android in your dashboard

Clarion Mirage puts Android in your dashboard

Clarion has taken the wraps off a new, Android-powered in-car head unit, the Clarion Mirage, a 6.5-inch touchscreen running Android 2.2 Froyo with a custom UI from Intel owned Wind River. The double-DIN player lacks support for physical media like CDs or DVDs, Paul Tan reports, but does have USB ports and an SD card slot along with Bluetooth for streaming.

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