I just find it odd that everyone in the media seemed to be doubting all of the need, usefulness, etc of the Apple tablet, etc, yet it seems that at CES everyone had one to show off and now everyone is talking about them as being the hot item. Companies were even showing them off and they didn't even have a working unit to show off, as if they just had to be able top say "well we beat apple to the marketplace". Whatever and IF (pretty sure) Apple comes out with, you can count on it being better and doing something the others can't. Like the ipod was to mp3 players and the iphone IS to all of the other "smart"phones, I am sure the iSlate or whatever they want to call it. will be to the new tablet market.