Dell has been teasing us with the promise of a GPS receiver for the Inspiron Mini 10 since first unveiling the netbook at CES in January. Next week the company will finally begin offering the netbook with an integrated GPS receiver that also uses WiFi locationing.
The technology will calculate a computer’s position using either GPS satellites or WiFi access points depending on whether you’re indoors or outdoors. The system is called the Dell Wireless 700 location solution.Dell will also use CoPilot navigation software. My guess is that this option will only be available on Windows versions of the netbook.
A few days ago Dell briefly and accidentally added a note to its website indicating that the Inspiron Mini 10 was already available with GPS. But that page was quickly pulled down, and there’s no official word on whether GPS will be included as a standard feature on all Mini 10 models or if it’ll be available for an additional charge. I’m guessing the latter.
via Netbook Choice