Clarion Corporation of America and Clarion Co., Ltd, a leading global manufacturer of mobile electronics, announce the introduction of MiND (Mobile Internet Navigation Device). MiND is based on the Intel Menlow platform, which is comprised of the Silverthorne processor and the Poulbo chipset, and is scheduled to start shipment in 2008 in the US market. MiND will provide an ‘always connected’ experience and provide users access to navigation, high-speed Internet connection, digital music and videos, hands-free phone connection (via Bluetooth), built-in camera and many other innovative entertainment features. MiND will transform the way people connect with their vehicles.
Clarion announced the next generation portable navigation device, EZDrive is as easy-to-use as the name implies. Clarion’s EZD580 has a 4.3 inch touch-panel screen, built-in rechargeable battery and intuitive operational control. Clarion’s EZDrive is the ultimate navigation unit. With simple destination input, turn-by-turn voice prompts, text-to-speech operation and selectable route guidance this unit is all about convenience. It even has instant recall of previous destinations and includes an astounding 12 million points of interest in its database.