Well, I just meant every phone has GPS--so it should be easy to include. I actually like the GPS in my iPad because it automatically does things like find the theaters close to me without needing input. Personally, my phone doesn't have a good GPS on it, so it's more important to me in a tablet. But again, as I'm shifting my thinking about how I'll use the Surface, I'm seeing how it'll replace my laptop more than my iPad...and by the time the Surface 3 comes out with LTE and a GPS, I can get rid of everything for that if I like it enough.
Believe me when I say I'm ready to leave the "closed" Apple ecosystem behind. I appreciate that everything just "works" in that ecosystem (for the most part), but there's so much more I want to be able to do--like use a full version of Word--that I think the Surface will excel at (no pun intended).
Yeah, the Surface isn't a phone. My phone does have good GPS, so I don't see the point in having both, especially when I don't want to add-on or buy another data plan beyond my phone. Product development is not centered around "how easy is it to add this," by the way; that's no different than a non-programmer claiming it should be "super easy to add this feature or fix that bug." The business decision-making for a device like Surface would include things like component cost, power load, and other things. Like you said, all smartphones have it, and pretty much everyone has a smartphone, so why should MS have added it? Isn't the wifi version of iPad more popular? Holistically, looking at overall pricing, if MS added LTE and raised the cost, the fact that the keyboard is a "required accessory" would be even less palatable than it is now (and keyboard >>> LTE in terms of Surface functionality, hands down ).
Now that MS bought Nokia, I'm sure that tech will be added later on, but it's possible it won't be in a full-sized Surface device but a smaller one if/when MS rolls together the Win Phone and WinRT systems. It would make more sense in a "mini" phablet form factor.
I can shift with that...but can you install extensions, such as LastPass?
Extensions cannot be installed with IE11 (that's right, I forgot--no Java, no extensions), however you will want to enable the Tracking Protection Lists to block ads.