Rumored: Transformer Prime to get GPS Band-Aid

Asus has taken its share of grief over the Transformer Prime's GPS issues. While its first reaction was to cut any mention of GPS from the official specs, it may soon offer a far more comforting solution.

Asus' rumored GPS dongle should hopefully allow for stronger satellite connections for the Prime. Josh Miller/CNET

According to a post on the Transformer Prime XDA Developers forum, Asus will soon release an attachment for the Prime 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."

The post goes on to indicate that the proposed dongle will be offered for free and will arrive in mid-April.

Though the original post was copied from an e-mail exchange with a purported Asus rep, no official announcement has been made by Asus.

Back in Feburary, we gave Asus the chance to address the Prime's GPS issues.

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