Haicom’s Bluetooth GPS: perfect for a small notebook or UMPC

Hi408handSince I can’t use the GPS in my USB 727, I might look into Haicom’s itty-bitty GPS module. The HI-408BT looks small, light and runs continiously for 10-hours on a single charge. The 75x30x17mm module weighs just 48 grams and has an integrated Bluetooth radio, so it will connect with the computers and UMPCs I carry around. Haicom indicates that the GPS module has only a 38-second time to first fix from a cold start; I’m sure there are GPS modules that acquire a signal faster, but for something of this small size, I think I’m sold. Now it’s just a matter of finding one to purchase since Haicom is based in Taiwan. In Japan, the MSRP is 9,975 Yen, which works out to around $95 US. There’s no mention of any software included, so you might be on your own with that.(via Akihabara News)

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