Mio Leap K1: Cell Phone and GPS Hybrid

Mio Leap K1: Cell Phone and GPS Hybrid

Taryn Williford
Sep 5, 2008

We know cell phones today can do anything, and that iPhones and Blackberrys already have GPS cabability. But if you want a cell phone that looks like a phone, and a GPS navigator that looks like a GPS device, and all still in one package, consider the two-faced Mio Leap K1. One side is a cell phone with a real keypad, the other features a large touch screen GPS navigator.

The specs on this duo aren't necessarily great compared to individual devices designed to do each thing separately, but for those who want to have these two very useful functions on one device, it seems like a great compromise.

It runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and on the GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks. The cell phone gets 5 hours of talk time. The screens give you 320×240 pixel resolution.

It's now only available in China, but it's been gaining some fans here in the states. Could this be on the frontier for American cell distributors? Or would you rather keep your iPhone?

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