The Asus Transformer Prime might seem pretty decent on paper, but when you chip away at it, you would realize by now that this tablet comes with a flawed GPS as well as in select cases, Wi-Fi that does not work as intended. Well, Asus has decided that the best course of action at this point in time would be to give away a free GPS dongle for existing Transformer Prime owners. This GPS dongle will fit in nicely against the bottom of the Transformer Prime via the proprietary charger port, making it look as though it is part of the dock hinge.
This bit of news came about after a leaked email appeared on XDA, and it has also been “confirmed” by an alleged tester of the GPS dongle. According to the email, “We will be releasing a dongle shortly that will address the GPS function and be a fully usable GPS that will lock onto many satellites and keep their lock with Wi-Fi active. GPS dongle will be provided for free when it arrives. ETA is mid April for this and we are setting up a process for it. We will inform you once the process is complete and the dongles here. 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.”
While the grammar is rather questionable, the whole idea of a GPS fix via a dongle might just upset Transformer Prime users even more, since it would mean the lack of a plugging dock when you need it, and it adds more overall bulk to boot. What do you think?