Engadget got their hands on the ASUS GPS dongle for Transformer Prime. As you may already know Transformer Prime had GPS lock issues since it first came out and no software could fix the problem. ASUS recently decided that all users needed to get a GPS dongle to fix the problem for good.
Engadget was mostly happy with their hands on experience, citing satellite fix within 16 seconds of installation.
Asus Transformer Prime users haven’t had the best GPS experience yet. The company admitted it was their fault that the device could not get a solid GPS satellite fix. So their current fix for the time being is to offer each and every Transformer Prime user a free GPS dongle.
The reason they provided was that the external metal body of the tablet interfered with the GPS signals. So now the best they can do is to send an external GPS receiver:
It will look similar to the hinge from the dock. Where it will be a flush fit on the bottom of the unit if held in landscape matching the color of your Prime chassis.
The external GPS dongle will be ready by about mid-April but we’re not clear on the claim process yet.
Garmin-Asus A10 is out in New Zealand; available at Telecom New Zealand. As you know Garmin-Asus A10 is an Android device with a greater focus on GPS navigation; targeting European and Asia-Pacific nations.
The device will come with everything you need to utilize it it your car including an in-car mount and a car charger. Preloaded maps of New Zealand are of course there as well as Yellow Pages search.
Other features of Garmin-Asus A10 include Microsoft Exchange server support, 3.2″ HVGA touch screen, WebKit browser with multi-touch, 5MP camera with auto-focus and geotagging, built-in accelerometer, and much more.
It will cost RRP $699.
Aussie’s can now find their way on their giant island thanks to Garmin. Garmin just officially announced Garmin-Asus A50 for Australia; partnering with Optus. A50 was already out in other places for a while now including USA, Taiwan, etc.
Feature set of Garmin-Asus A50 haven’t changed much. It still likes to geotag anything and everything, offers 3.5″ touch screen, 3MP auto focus camera, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0, and a 1150mAh battery.
A50 is quite competitively priced in Australia. It costs $0 after a 2 year contract starting today and online starting August 2.
We’ve talked about garminfone here before but it was just officially announced by T-Mobile with a release date of June 9th. T-Mobile Garminfone will cost $200 after a two year contract and a $50 mail in rebate. Specs for Garminfone haven’t changed: Integrated GPS, HSPA 3G, bluetooth, WiFi, Webkit browser, 3.5″ screen, 3MP camera, and 1150mAh are some of the highlights.
T-Mobile already has a mini site where you can sign up to get notified when it hit the stores.
Nuvifone M10 recently made an appearance at FCC site meaning U.S. release is just around the corner – though no official word from Garmin has been released.
Nuvifone M10 has already been out in Europe and Asia to please users who would like WinMo as their operating system. 6.5.3 to be more specific.
We’ve already mentioned the specs here but some of the highlights are still worth mentioning such as the 1500mAh battery, 600Mhz processor, 512MB of RAM and ROM, 4GB of internal flash, and a 5MP camera.
Of course its focus is again on GPS navigation; however more so for pedestrians rather than drivers which probably means it’s probably not going to make it to the U.S. where driving almost always takes precedence. The press release actually says it will be available in mid-2010 in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Garmin-Asus A10 features a 3.2″ touch screen, electronic compass and a 1500mAh battery. Depending on your location the A10 will contain preloaded maps so you won’t have to rely on a data connection for maps which can be non-existent or just too expensive to use. Of course Garmin-Asus A10 will also work in your vehicle too – thanks to the powered audio mount.
Some other features of A10 include WebKit browser with multi-touch, 5MP camera with auto-focus, and auto-geotag, built-in accelerometer for horizontal and landscape views.
We just talked about Garminfone that will be exclusively available from T-Mobile. The phone is not out yet but some people managed to get their hands on the device, and unboxed it while documenting every step.
What makes Garminfone special is that fact that you’ll have Garmin’s expertise in GPS navigation always with you. The interface is familiar, maps are preloaded, and you can navigate to a location stored in a picture.
Would you prefer a Garminfone over another Android phone with free Google navigation?
After a loooooong wait, Garmin and Asus has finally made the Garmin-Asus nüvifone G60 available in Asia. (more precisely Taiwan on July 27; Singapore and Malaysia end of August.)
We still don’t have any details on the pricing but their press release say this:
In Asia, it will be available through carriers and retail channels. The nüvifone G60 is on schedule for delivery in Europe and the United States in the second half of 2009, and additional details about pricing, availability and carriers will be announced in the coming months
After all this wait how much would you be willing to pay for this phone?
About a month ago we announced the Asus T91; a netbook sized tablet computer with integrated GPS. Today we have a few more details:
There will be three versions: T91, T91GO, and T91A. According to our source the standard T91 won’t have GPS, but the T91GO will feature both GPS, 3G, and even digital TV tuner. T91A on the other hand differs from the rest by offering Windows 7 and a multi touch screen.