Windows CE Hits the Road
With the Auto PC, Clarion targets the mobile professional, President Jim Minarik said. "This group is mostly men, but there's a sizeable contingent of women. The second target is the digital generation, and here there's some overlap with the car audio enthusiasts."
Clarion Auto PC will retail at $1,299, with USB CD audio/CD-ROM drive, 35 watt x 4 channel amplifier and 8-color LCD. Built-in features include voice recognition of over 200 commands, a point-to-point navigation system, address book, mileage log and a hands-free voice memo. Clarion Auto PC options at CES will include
"The first ever" 12 volt, six-disc CD audio/CD-ROM changer ($399 estimated retail price) cellular cradle interfaces with built-in data modem ($200)