See this comes with GPS and touch display. Just wondering if this devices GPS works when outside a WIFI network. And can I save a Google Map to use with the GPS when out and about. Any thoughts on pro / cons for $349?
GPS and WiFi are not related, except when your GPS application is on-line (I think Google allows you to download maps of your local area for off-line use). Maps are expensive so normally they are not included with a GPS-enabled device.
I assume that version of Google Maps can be used for the tablets ...
That being said, you get quite a nice size cached. You can also have multiple cached areas too. However you cannot search for POIs like hotels, bus stations, tourists sites, banks, gas stations etc ... it is merely just a map that you can see your red dot as it moves around the map.
I am not sure about routing but when I tried it out, it appears not supported. Could be wrong though...
Those features may require a Internet connection WIFI or 3G to name (2).
I have looked at the free solutions but to me it's not as easy as downloading a country or region and off you go with everything. You may need to install more than (1) item, some places may have routring, while others may not, same to POIs ..... To me mobile GPS is Nokia, the highend HTC maybe like the Flyer (that's a tablet) if it supports "HTC Locations" or simply get a local simcard and pay for 3G.