So I sold my iphone 4 today and had full intentions on buying an S3. After learning about the possibility of many used phones becoming blacklisted in a few months (the insurance/non payment scam). I decided I cant buy a used S3, so that put me into the new and $600+ range only. Now I currently have cash to buy the S3, but really have second thoughts. I can buy a freaking 3rd gen iPad for even less than the S3. And my cheap $120 Exhibit 2 4g can tether out the box, so i'm thinking of keeping the beater phone and just getting an iPad instead. I have lots of money tied up in iOS apps so I would like some sort of iOS device to use them. But I also already have an HP Touchpad that I am more than happy with as a tablet. So I am stuck in a dillema. Keep the beater phone and wait til the next Nexus/iPhone 5/cheaper S3 and get an iPad since I would be able to use it anywhere. Or just get an S3 and be done with everything. On another note, is the S3 screen really dark? Seems like when I goto the stores to play with it, the screen isnt that bright even with full brightness, but most other Galaxy model phones have very bright screens.