If you haven't already seen the TabletMonsters' video, you can check it out below. But the basic gist is this: If you opt for the iPad+3G model you get built-in GPS connectivity right out of the box. However, you've got to pony up an extra $130 for the 3G version, plus the required $10 data plan, so you're out $250 for the year.
By tethering it to your phone (jailbroken or legitimately) like the Monsters did, you can get all the benefits of the 3G model – data on the go and GPS – without sacrificing extra ducats to King Jobs. And it seems to work with the iPad 2. But what about the OG iPad?
We grabbed our Verizon iPhone 4 and original WiFi-only iPad and hit the road. Driving around town, the iPad's blue location dot in Google Maps tracked our movements about every 10-20 seconds. But that could've been through WiFi triangulation, so we headed out to the freeway where speed and a lack of homes would provide us a clear place to test. The verdict: Denied. The original iPad wasn't able to display our location, with the glowing blue dot still pegging us miles away from where we were driving. Bummer. But a flimsy reason to upgrade to the new model... for now.
[Source: Tablet Monsters via Wired]