ASUS Giving Free GPS Dongles to Fix Issues
As many have reported, the GPS issues within the ASUS Transformer Prime Android tablet have not necessarily been resolved after a few updates have been released for the known bug. Many owners of the Transformer Prime have reported their frustration in the issue, which continues to plague the King of Android tablets. Not really the memory you want to have embedded in the minds of potential android tablet owners in the future when the iPad 2 and new iPad (3rd gen) are ruling the roost.
ASUS may see there's just no fixing this type of issue without either recalling the Transformer Prime tablets as a whole, or by giving away Free GPS dongles to those who apply. The cheapest way is clearly the dongles, but will their current Transformer Prime users actually want/use these devices? I guess it all depends on how critical GPS accuracy is to them personally. To me, it's not that big a deal, and I wouldn't want a dongle hanging out the side of my tablet each time I wanted to use GPS either.
To appease the Prime owners however, a free GPS dongle will be shipped to anyone asking for it. Here are some quotes to show ASUS is serious about making their existing customers happy about owning their products.
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.Source - XDA
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.
Via - Engadget