Mio has added to its range of GPS-equipped mobile phones with a device running the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system. The Leap G50 has quad-band GSM connectivity, a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, two megapixel camera with LED flash and geotagging, and Bluetooth 2.0, Mio says. Featuring a black body ringed by a shiny bezel, the Leap G50 sports styling somewhat reminiscent of Apple’s first-generation iPhone. However, its 2.8-inch touchscreen display occupies proportionately less of the front than the iPhone’s, delivering QVGA (320 x 240) resolution.
The G50 offers quad-band (850, 900, 1800, and 1900MHz) GSM connectivity and Bluetooth 2.0, though it does not include 802.11-based wireless networking. A two-megapixel camera has autofocus and LED flash, and automatic “geotagging” of images with the latitude and longitude where they were taken is also supported. According to Mio, the Leap G50 will be available to the Asian market initially during the third quarter of this year. Pricing was not provided.