The Asus Transformer Prime was a rare breed among Android tablets – it was well liked by critics, and it sold rather well to boot.
With a sharp 10 inch screen and a beast of a quad core processor packed inside it, nothing about it suggested that ASUS had shortchanged its customers in any way whatsoever.
There was a hitch in all this though. It may have been famous for an impeccable set of specs and hardware, but it had serious GPS issues. Almost no Transformer Prime could lock on to GPS position, and it was later revealed to be a poor design choice that affected the GPS chip more than anything else.
All those problems may be about to go away, though. ASUS has finally announced that it will be shipping GPS dongles for its tablet, subject to availability of course.
What you need to do is visit the ASUS support page, for starters. After you register your Transformer Prime over there, you will be eligible to be shipped the dongle for free.
Early reports suggest that the GPS dongle works well, but it occupies the main docking port of the Transformer Prime. This means that while you use the dongle, you won’t be able to either charge the Prime or connect a keyboard to it.
It’s quite a trade-off for what is essentially a basic feature in any top end device in the league of the ASUS Transformer Prime, but the fact that it is an option at all is a definite positive to it.
[via Android Community]