but what's the price
It does have a GPS option, and combined with Intel's Galileo Ardunio board it will run Windows for the full-on conspiracy theory. Maybe it's about government monitoring, or maybe just useful devices for mundane tasks.
Consider a smart-boiler for household heating, that can detect CO1 and gas leakes combined with smoke-detectors: you wouldn't even need to register for warranty for it to shutoff in the event of a fire and call emergency services. While 3G might be great for spies, it is safer than connecting to your WiFi and could only be hacked when the modem is turned on (which it would only do for outbound calls).
The key question is price, will it be cheap enough to add to mundane useful devices, and not just fancy cars?