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MiTAC Valar, Ulmo, and Zeus tablets head for CeBIT 2011 launch

MiTAC Valar, Ulmo, and Zeus tablets head for CeBIT 2011 launch

CES was packed with Android tablet unveilings and CeBIT 2011 is building up to be more of the same. The show is still a few weeks away, but there are companies already unveiling their offerings that will be detailed at the show.

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Mio Navman Spirit PNDs, plus 7-inch TV PND hands-on [Video]

Mio Navman Spirit PNDs, plus 7-inch TV PND hands-on [Video]

MiTAC Mio today announced a new range of Navman PNDs, together with previewing an upcoming 7-inch touchscreen PND with integrated digital TV tuner that's expected to drop sometime over the summer.  First to reach the market will be the Mio Navman Spirit S300, S500 and Flat, each with integrated traffic receivers, touchscreen GUIs and text-to-speech directions.  Mio have also thrown in their latest "Spirit" UI, which supports kinetic scrolling, and keyword search based on Google technology.

Video demos after the cut 

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Compal, Mitac & more have CULV ultraportables planned for 2009

It looks like Intel’s CULV wish may be coming true, as six whitebox manufacturers in Taiwan are apparently ramping up for production of ultraportable notebooks based on the platform.  Industry sources have fingered Pegatron, Clevo, MSI, Compal, ECS and Mitac as all preparing 13- to 14-inch CULV notebooks, with the first shipments expected in June 2009.

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Magellan sells consumer GPS business to MiTAC

Magellan has announced it is selling its consumer products division to MiTAC, with the deal expected to be finalized in January 2009.  Exact financial terms have not been disclosed, nor what will happen with Magellan’s current range, such as the recently-announced Maestro 4350 series devices. 

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MiTAC PS535F ruggedized GPS smartphone clears FCC

MiTAC PS535F ruggedized GPS smartphone clears FCC

Details of a new MiTAC/GETAC smartphone have emerged, courtesy of the FCC, complete with GPS, WiFi and Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS.  The PS535F has a ruggedized casing and a touchscreen of unspecified size, together with a number of rubber-clad buttons; it's likely intended for industrial or field-use.

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MiTAC MiStation netbook coming this year with gOS & GPS

MiTAC MiStation netbook coming this year with gOS & GPS

GPS manufacturer MiTAC will release an 8.9-inch netbook later this year, according to Wired, with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and the gOS 3 Gadgets Linux-based OS.  The MiTAC MiStation will have a choice of SSD or HDD storage, together with Bluetooth, WiFi and optional GPS. 

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