Dell Inspiron Mini 9 – GPS

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 A forum user over at MyDellMini has decided that they needed an integrated GPS solution for their 8.9″ Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook.

Seeing as how it’s not offered as part of the standard options available to Mini 9 customers, they’ve decided to add it themselves. They picked up a USB GPS receiver with a SkyTraQ chipset, that supports assisted GPS (AGPS). They took their Mini 9 apart and found a spot underneath the palm rest where the GPS receiver would not be blocked.

Using some creative soldering and the WWAN’s USB connection, they were able to get it installed and working. Once the Mini 9 was put back together, you couldn’t even tell it had been modified.