First, a bit of background: I had an iPhone, iPhone 3G and 3GS but was underwhelmed with the iPhone 4 and moved to an HTC Desire. I feel this was completely the right decision for my phone requirements and absolutely love Android as a platform and the Desire as a phone. When the iPad was originally announced I was unconvinced that it could do the job of a NetBook and decided to wait and see what developed over the next few months. Those months have seen a steady development of the iOS platform with some fantastic apps being released and the soon to arrive 4.x release for iPad. They have also seen a raft of Android tablets being announced, but none of them seem to have the "wow" factor of the iPad and, to be honest, seem like rip-off "me too" products. I'm also unconvinced about smaller screen sizes: 5" is too small for a tablet, as 7" may be too. So, after what has to be my longest decision making process ever I have finally decided that the iPad is the device I need and will be picking up a 32GB WiFi model this afternoon I know that a new iPad is possibly due in the next few months, but that isn't something that bothers me: I need a device today, not next year and as of today the current iPad is that device. I went for the WiFi over the 3G one because I can use WiFi tethering to my Desire if I need to access data out and about and the 32GB model as it seemed a good balance between cost and capacity (and is under the £500 psychological barrier to get it past my other half!!) The great thing I think about having an Android phone and an iPad is that I can continue to use both platforms and avoid the rabid fanboyism from either side - it really is the best of both worlds.