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[Q] Would you still get a Transformer if it doesn't have GPS?

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21st April 2011, 04:48 PM   |  #1  
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Would you still get a transformer if it doesn't have GPS? In many recent reviews of the US model, I don't see any mentioning of GPS included.

I hope it's not the case. If not it would be a shame to not include a small model for a successful sale.
21st April 2011, 04:51 PM   |  #2  
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Would you still get a transformer if it doesn't have GPS? In many recent reviews of the US model, I don't see any mentioning of GPS included.

I hope it's not the case. If not it would be a shame to not include a small model for a successful sale.

Wondering about this as well?
Anandtech specifically mentions NO GPS:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4277/a...ormer-review/9

ASUS, i was dying for this to come out and would have been there when the doors open at 9am on 4/26 to pick this up, but sorry, no GPS, no sale...
21st April 2011, 04:53 PM   |  #3  
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i think i would still get it.

the camera i don't care about, but the GPS i would be disappointed if it was missing, especially if they launched another build in a few weeks/months that did include it.
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Wondering about this as well?
Anandtech specifically mentions NO GPS:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4277/a...ormer-review/9

ASUS, i was dying for this to come out and would have been there when the doors open at 9am on 4/26 to pick this up, but sorry, no GPS, no sale...

however android central's review today stresses that it's the NA version, and it DOES have the gps and camera.
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Not in this review either
http://www.businessinsider.com/asus-...-review-2011-4

I'm worry that the tablet would not be such a hit and the modding community would not adopt it as warmly as they would otherwise.

International versions all have GPS I believe.
21st April 2011, 04:57 PM   |  #6  
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I'd still be getting it. I've had a tegra 2 since november and never once needed gps. I have an android phone which is a much better form factor for gps.

I see why people would be unhappy, but I dont see it affecting adoption much.
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Not in this review either
http://www.businessinsider.com/asus-...-review-2011-4

I'm worry that the tablet would not be such a hit and the modding community would not adopt it as warmly as they would otherwise.

International versions all have GPS I believe.

those guys couldn't even get the device name right, and they just ripped the article from another source, so i wouldn't give them much credibility.
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10 finger multi-touch support
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CPU NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2
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Says GPS

http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_...specifications

can we kill this thread now
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Saw the androidcentral's review. They did stress that it has GPS.

I'm getting an international version anyway (Singapore pre-order for about $570 with keyboard), just hoping that the different SKUs play nice with different ROMs. If not, I may swap to a US version. Rather take community support over Asus's warranty any day.
21st April 2011, 05:03 PM   |  #10  
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Guys...relax. It has GPS.

On the ASUS's website it says it has GPS.

On Android Central's review (published today) it says it has GPS. I already linked to that article in another thread, so you can look that one up yourselves.

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