Perhaps it was the fact that BBC iPlayer allows downloads. Or the fact it works flawlessly with Cisco iPsec VPN. Maybe I'm missing iOS (I was going to get a new iOS device eventually, now the parents effectively own the iPad) and lost patience. Today I walked into an Apple store and bought the Mini. I've played with one often enough to know what I'm getting, so no surprises compared to my Nexus 7; just mostly a lot of comfortable known knowns. The good news for you lot, knowing my luck and sense of timing, is that the new retina Mini and lighter 5G, full fat iPad, are likely to be announced any day now! If I have any questions, I'll drop by and ask. Edit: Oh, and I preferred the Skype app to the Android version. I do an awful lot of Skype calling and video calling.