Yesterday word got out that Asus was prepping a definitive solution for the GPS woes that owners of its Transformer Prime tablet have had to deal with ever since they bought the device. Leaked via an online forum was the info that Asus would be sending Transformer Prime owners a free GPS dongle add-on, that would snap to the bottom of the tablet and enhance the GPS functionality.
And now we have confirmation, straight from Asus, that this is all real. No matter how crazy it sounds (after all, when was the last time a mobile device company cared that much about its disgruntled customers?), it will happen. Full details are supposed to come in an official announcement on April 16.
That’s also the date when Asus will open up registrations for the dongle. Delivery time is currently being estimated as a couple of weeks from the moment of the registration. That’s not the fastest delivery ever, but you are getting something for free after all.
This is the first time in recent memory when a tech company issues an actual hardware fix for a hardware issue and does so to existing customers as well (as in, it didn’t just change the design of the tablet fixing the issues for those who’d buy the new model). So we have to say – way to go Asus! Add to this the Taiwanese company’s record as one of the first to issue software updates for its tablets, and it makes for a pretty compelling reason for tech lovers to buy their Android tablet gear from Asus, and not elsewhere.
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