ASUS is reportedly testing a large GPS (Global Positioning System) accessory for its Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 tablet. LandOfDroid posted the prototype GPS module unit images and noted that the accessory will be soon released for the Transformer Prime owners.
It is to be noted here that Asus had earlier assured Transformer Prime users to bring a solution to fix the GPS but had not revealed how it will do it. Some time ago, Asus had also released quietly a software update for the tablet as a precursor to the solution of the GPS related issue.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime was reported to have some GPS issues immediately after its launch. Basically, due to the outer body chassis, the Google Maps or other location based services programs threw up issues with Global Position System services on the tablet. The company confirmed to AllThingsD that a permanent fix for the same is on the way. ASUS formally plans to announce the availability of GPS dongle and open up registration for the Transformer Prime owners from today onwards.
Last week The Mobile Indian reported about ASUS Transformer Prime users getting permanent fix for the GPS issues. The new GPS Module is certainly huge for its own good.
The GPS module accessory will connect to the tablet at the docking port and uses the proprietary 40-pin connection port. LandOfDroid apparently seems to be using the accessory and confirmed a massive improvement in the location based services with the Transformer Prime tablet.
As of now, there is no clarity on the pricing of this GPS dongle/connector but we expect more details on the same in a day or two.