This was about 2011. We had previously tried using a PocketPC, which did not run a regular version of Windows and required recoding of the source code and never caught on. Likewise the TabletPC was expensive and nevert achieved much market penetration, although it did run regular Windows programs. The NetBook brought regular Windows to a small, portable format. The current version of this would be something like the Surface Pro, which runs regular Windows software, but unfortunately does not have the built in GPS of the smartphones..
GPS operations on Windows are not currently working due to the pain on interfacing serial devices, in favor of using Android or iOS programs.
Last revision 12/14/2017