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I just took a peek at the online spec and I must be blind. GPS is looking at me in the sensor section

Try again. This time hold shift+F5.
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I just took a quick look and GPS has been removed.

Man, that really sucks. It's always the smallest things that can ruin a device.

But, this is only an issue for someone that uses GPS. I have a WiFi only Touchpad and I never use GPS on it. I use GPS on my iPhone since it has a 3G radio.
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post #13 of 71
Doesn't bother me, Bought it for use at home so its not going anywhere I need GPS for. Besides I have my Sensation XE for that.

Just waiting for the damned thing to arrive here in the UK, they could've dealt with the stock a bit better me thinks.
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post #14 of 71
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But, this is only an issue for someone that uses GPS. I have a WiFi only Touchpad and I never use GPS on it. I use GPS on my iPhone since it has a 3G radio.

What does the 3G radio have to do with your GPS? The only difference is maybe a slightly quicker TTFF. But other than that?

edit: I guess thinking about it more, you're talking about downloading the maps? idk.

Either way, it's a crappy situation.
Edited by Plex - 12/30/11 at 12:45pm
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post #15 of 71
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But, this is only an issue for someone that uses GPS. I have a WiFi only Touchpad and I never use GPS on it. I use GPS on my iPhone since it has a 3G radio.

What does the 3G radio have to do with your GPS? The only difference is maybe a slightly quicker TTFF. But other than that?

I use Google Maps with Sat images. Those images need a data connection to load.

All in all, I use the built in GPS in my car or my Tom Tom when traveling.

Edit:

Atleast I think they need a data connection to load? I know they do on my iPhone, haven't tried other wise with the TP.
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 12/30/11 at 12:47pm
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This i why i only buy iPad. All these other companies are trying so hard to compete and doing so they pull these stunts so they can remain withing the price range. Good thing i sold my Transformer. iPad 2 is 10x times better. I might sound like a fanboy but from personal experience there was something about Transformer and OS that i did not prefer to use.

Orly? My Acer W500 tablet is far better than the ipad imo! Plus I get to run Windows 7, Ubuntu, and whatever OS I want. And...my tablet can play Portal and Portal 2 just fine. thumb.gif
    
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Doesn't change anything for me personally, still a hell of a deal for a quad core tablet.
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IPAD 2 is still number 1. I'm waiting for a new IPAD with quad core cpu.thumb.gif

Question... besides playing games. WHY would an apple device even need quad-core ? Why would any small device need quad-core when quad-core supported apps come out it will be like 2 years from now... I really been asking myself why I would even want something that won't give me much use at all without wifi you know? Quad-Core in any tablet to me now, feels really pointless. Until they release something like more powerful apps or way better games I won't touch one. Its like the PsP Vita... its useless until they make more thing for it, for now quad-core tablets will be just as good as dual-core ones.
    
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I take that back, Acer Iconia Tab W500-BZ467 10.1-Inch Tablet (Silver) could use quad-core because it is True OS based....
    
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Orly? My Acer W500 tablet is far better than the ipad imo! Plus I get to run Windows 7, Ubuntu, and whatever OS I want. And...my tablet can play Portal and Portal 2 just fine. thumb.gif

Why would I want to use my tablet to play Portal 2 ? Can you even play it without the keyboard dock?

I would take an iPad 2 over anything from Acer.
 
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