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Does anyone know if the touchpad has GPS built in.

Some sites say it is reserved for the 3g version but the wifi versions seem to already have a sim card slot.

Does anyone know if there is a GPS hiding somewhere in the device :) (or even a connector where a GPS module can be added?)

would double as the ultimate $99 GPS if we can get android and the navigon software running on it
 

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There's no GPS, sadly, at least from the chat on IRC. I don't have mine yet so I can play around with it. If it did have GPS though, that would be awesome. Maybe there are some Bluetooth GPS receivers that could work, especially when/if we get android but I have no idea because practically everything has GPS now so I've never bothered to learn if there is such a thing.
 

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that is what killed it for me.
no standalone gps in models other then att i think....well models without 3g/4g whatever...

i bought the 32gb and have it for sale on ebay already.
1 day left on it as i write this.
this is a good tablet but without gps....it just isnt good enough
also no tv-out at all and only one micro usb?

this tablet is like a starter "smart device"

my droid-x can do more then this tablet!
 

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tdbone1 said:
this tablet is like a starter "smart device"

my droid-x can do more then this tablet!
That may be true but for me this is going to be a $150 device that plays my music in the car or gives me a bigger web browser without tying up my phone. My phone is super portable and I don't consider a tablet to be the same. I could take it with me but I'd have to carry it everywhere so I'd always have one hand full.
 

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ERIFNOMI said:
That may be true but for me this is going to be a $150 device that plays my music in the car or gives me a bigger web browser without tying up my phone. My phone is super portable and I don't consider a tablet to be the same. I could take it with me but I'd have to carry it everywhere so I'd always have one hand full.
my droid-x does all that already.

if you already have a descent smart phone i wouldnt get this tablet.
you will be carrying around EXTRA devices when you dont need to
 

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tdbone1 said:
my droid-x does all that already.

if you already have a descent smart phone i wouldnt get this tablet.
you will be carrying around EXTRA devices when you dont need to
I bought it to use around the house, they're just covenant to have. For $99, you can't beat it.
 

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Lack of GPS shouldn't be a deal breaker in a 10 inch device. How many people drive around with a laptop strapped to their dash? It doesn't have 3G so it's not as if you can do Google maps on the go anyway. For me I have a feeling this device will rapidly replace my laptop for around the house / out in town (at hotspots) usage.
 

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Lack of GPS shouldn't be a deal breaker in a 10 inch device. How many people drive around with a laptop strapped to their dash? It doesn't have 3G so it's not as if you can do Google maps on the go anyway. For me I have a feeling this device will rapidly replace my laptop for around the house / out in town (at hotspots) usage.
already has replaced mine for mostly all internet browsing. I love it.
 

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phobos512 said:
Lack of GPS shouldn't be a deal breaker in a 10 inch device. How many people drive around with a laptop strapped to their dash? It doesn't have 3G so it's not as if you can do Google maps on the go anyway. For me I have a feeling this device will rapidly replace my laptop for around the house / out in town (at hotspots) usage.
AND it dont have any sort of tv-out
only 1 usb port
no GPS

like i said....my old droid-x has all those and more
 

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tdbone1 said:
my droid-x does all that already.

if you already have a descent smart phone i wouldnt get this tablet.
you will be carrying around EXTRA devices when you dont need to
I have a Thunderbolt. Quite a decent smart phone. However, it's screen is a tab bit smaller than the touchpad. Basically my thinking here is my phone replaced my Zune for music but sometimes it's a pain to have my phone do music on a long trip with satnav and sometimes even tracking engine stats with torque or googleing for a place to eat so now my touchpad might replace my phone for music or even videos on a long trip since the screen is much larger. It's something I'd leave in the car when I went into a restaurant or to a baseball game or something where as my phone would go with me. For $150 I couldn't pass that up. Even if I only use it for browsing the web in bed, it's a win. This 9.7in screen is much better than a 4.3in. I think our difference is you're comparing this to your phone and I'm not really. I don't see it as the same thing as my phone. My phone will always be with me. This is something I might take with me for a special purpose. If I, for instance, was going to a friend's house to fix a computer and they really don't understand what I'm doing when I'm looking up something I could show them on this where as my phone isn't really something two people can look at at once. Kinda a poor example but that popped into my head today when a friend called and said they had the BSOD. That could be anything and chances are I would have to look something up. They probably wouldn't have been interested but I have another friend that asks me for computer help and they would have been.
 

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if you tether it to your android smartphone it will share the gps, my nook color does it with no hassle
 

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tdbone1 said:
AND it dont have any sort of tv-out
only 1 usb port
no GPS

like i said....my old droid-x has all those and more
I have an Atrix 4G; before that, I had an EVO 4G. I've used video out once to show a video I took of our dog to my girlfriend. I use my phone for consuming data on the go and entertaining myself, and very occasionally for navigation (though often for time-of-arrival and traffic). The TouchPad was an on-a-whim purchase. If it allows me to ebay my laptop for $700 all the better.
 

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I have the same question. I cant seem to tether or get my Nexus One phone to be recognized by the HP tablet and even Bluetooth on the HP tablet can't find the phone....
I was wondering, even if I got that to work... there isn't any Map GPS programs for the HP tablet or is there?.

Any advice/clues/instructions would be appreciated!
 
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