Transformer Prime GPS


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.

source: Engadget

a-PAD: GPS enabled tablet computer


Touchscreen tablets are gaining huge popularity these days and German a-rival is aware of that. At the latest IFA which ended last week they showcased a-PAD, a new GPS enabled tablet running Android 2.1 OS.

a-PAD will come in two versions: 8″ or a 10″ screen which are full fledged offering GPS navigation, WiFi, and 3G connectivity with UMTS support. They already seem to have a deal with a German mobile network operator which will charge a flat rate of 10 € per month.

A few other features include USB ports, high resolution touch screen display, hard keys for shortcuts, maptrip GPS navigation software, 8GB internal memory, and a MicroSD slot that accepts cards up to 32 GB. The casing is elegant; made of aluminum.

When we’ll see this in the U.S., if ever, we don’t know.

Samsung Galaxy Tab does GPS


We did already talk about Samsung Galaxy Tab before it is official release. As we expected Samsung Galaxy Tab was made official in Germany at IFA, and it also known as GT-P1000. Some of the highlights of this new GPS enabled tablet is the Android 2.2 OS, 7″ TFT LCD screen, and all sorts of wireless connectivity.

Multimedia features of Galaxy Tab are also very significant making watching films, viewing pictures, or reading e-books a pleasure. Did we already mention it also supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1? Now that’s taking advantage of the full web. Take that iPad! Multimedia formats DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more are all supported backed by the Cortex A8 1.0GHz application processor.

As far as staying in touch with the world Samsung Galaxy Tab will offer you 3G HSPA connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0. It has a front-facing camera for video telephony over 3G, and a rear-facing camera for stills and videos.

Samsung Galaxy Tab does GPS even thought the specs does not specifically mention it thanks to our advanced 3G chips these days which already come with A-GPS capabilities. Which means you’ll have Google Maps, Navigation, and all sort of other location aware goodness in your (oversized) pocket.

When can you get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab? It will be launched in Europe in mid September, and in other markets including Korea, the US and Asia in coming months.

  • Network: 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • OS: Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • Display: 7.0 inch TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)
  • Processor: Cortex A8 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540
  • Camera: 3 MP Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash
  • 1.3MP front camera for Video Telephony
  • WiFi 802.11n / Bluetooth® 3.0
  • Sensor: Gyroscope sensor, Geo-magnetic sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor
  • Memory: 16G / 32G internal memory with up to 32G external memory slot
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Size: 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g
  • Battery: 4,000mAh (7 hour movie play)

American Rydeen gPad GCOM701 comes with maps


West coast based Rydeen just announced GCOM701, a new Android tablet device with GPS functionality. Also known as gPad, the device has a 7″ touch screen, front-facing camera, and removable memory. It will be ready in November but the price has not been announced yet.

GCOM701 TFT touch panel has 800×480-pixel resolution, WiFi connectivity (802.11 b/g) and GPS as we already mentioned. Other hardware features include Bluetooth capability, microphone and speaker, microSD card slot (up to 32GB), and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Another important feature gPad is that it comes preloaded with maps from Navteq including 4 million POIs – since you’ve got no 3G, or any form of cellular connectivity – you’re going to need this on the road if you intend to use it as a GPS navigation system.

Other specs include ARMADA 166 processor running at 800 MHz with 2GB RAM, and a 2400mAh battery that lasts up to 8-hours.

Samsung Galaxy Tab will have GPS


Maybe you’ve already heard about Samsung trying to get into the tablet market. Rumors from the internets suggest that it will be called Samsung Galaxy Tab – kinda making this the bigger brother of their already successful smartphone Samsung Galaxy.

Samsung Galaxy Tab will apparently be officially announced in September at IFA in Berlin on the 3rd.

Some of the features for the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be:

  • Android operating system
  • integrated GPS receiver
  • WiFi and 3G connectivity
  • 7″ Super AMOLED display (8″ and 10″ versions later)
  • 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor
  • 16GB memory
  • Front and rear facing cameras

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