The Mio 168 is becoming available in the US from site partners Semsons (free antenna a $30 value, and free car kit, a $50 value) and buyGPSnow (free car kit, a $50 value and free shipping) at $499, which is a great price considering it's an all-in-one solution!
The GpsPasSion review has been somewhat delayed, but there's a "good" reason for that: the firmware of the GPS module has just been upgraded to the ubiquitous Xtrac v2, for excellent all-around performance, be it while driving, hiking or riding a bike in the forest. More testing needed now though!
Stay tuned for more and join the Mio 168 thread in the forums with questions or comments.
Contact has been established with Mitac USA and they've shared that Mio Map is powered by Destinator's software solution as shown in the pictures added in the Mio 168 thread in the forums...
Thanks to jenweiliang for providing us with interesting links of existing reviews and finding out that battery life is rated at a respectable 5.5 hours in GPS mode.
After first being shown at Computex Taiwan in September, the first Mio 168 units are starting to arrive in the US.
This unit is very reminiscent of the PalmOS based Garmin iQue, I just hope it has better battery life than the iQue that clocks in at one hour!
I have unfortunately not been able to get Mitac to loan me a test unit yet...in the meantime, check out this review on PDAMobiz. Lots of pictures (including the one used here), but a bit light on the GPS side and no comment on the battery life. From the screenshots, the included mapping software does not appear to be on par with offerings by CoPilot, Destinator, the Intellinav OEMs or PocketMap.