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Mio A701

Mio A701

Handhelds are convenient platforms for GPS navigation, and the current trend is for manufacturers to build the GPS receiver into the device, rather than rely on an external unit. This provides an even more convenient solution: there's no need to pair the handheld with a Bluetooth GPS receiver or fiddle with wired connections; you avoid separate charge cables and regimes; and you don't have to find in-vehicle locations for two devices. When such a device also accommodates a mobile phone, the result can be presented as the ultimate business traveller’s solution. This is the claim for the Windows Mobile 5.0-based Mio A701, which costs £449 (inc. VAT) with Mio Map navigation software and European maps, and £379 (inc. VAT) without the navigation software/map bundle.

March 31, 2006 by in Smartphones

Huawei S7 Tablet

Huawei S7 Tablet

Huawei has given the S7 tablet a pleasing design and, for the most part, made sensible compromises to keep the price down. However, we'd prefer to see a more up-to-date version of Android and longer battery life.

January 28, 2011 by in Mobility

Orange SPV M700

Orange SPV M700

In January we reviewed the <a title="Review: HTC P3600" href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/handhelds/0,1000000735,39285465,00.htm">HTC P3600</a>, a strong contender as a Windows Mobile Pocket PC/phone thanks to its good build and wide range of features. As we predicted in that review, this device has been taken up by a network operator: Orange has rebadged it as the SPV M700, and brought it to market at a considerably lower unit price than HTC can manage. Indeed, the M700 is free on some <a href="http://shop.orange.co.uk/shop/yourplan/online">contract options</a>. Orange has also enabled a very useful feature that HTC had inexplicably disabled: the GPS receiver.

May 11, 2007 by in Smartphones