Why need WiFi/cellphone account for GPS
by kopavi - 3/16/12 3:27 PM
Greetings! If you buy a Garmin or similar dedicated GPS mapping device, or have an on-board nav-package in your car you can get maps and have your location and suggested routes shown on a screen. Software shows the maps and GPS pins your location. Why is this not possible with a tablet that has a GPS chip? I might have missed something but every tablet I've seen that has a GPS chip requires either WiFi or some sort of cellphone connection (via ATT or Verizon for instance with a monthly charge) to work as a navigation aid. Is this a hardware/technology issue or marketing?