I am a bit disappointed in the results. Comparison -- >>the iPhone/iPod touch of course revolutionized the phone, mobile browser/internet, and mobile games. Pretty slick interface that is only now, 3 years later been matched by devices like the Droid. >>Multi-touch technology is pretty much a defining feature and its implementation is light years a head of everyone else's and is only second to something like the Microsoft surface and that stupid thing CNN uses around elections. With the exception of the iPod classic/nano and appleTV, all apple products have multi-touch to some degree and it has revolutionized the way we interact with technology as consumers. So what do does the ipad have?? Every signal apple product has a defining feature of some sort. The iPad the best I can tell is simply just a super sized iPhone. Which is not a bad thing the issue is that is really adds no new functionality. When the device was demo'ed, Steve browsed the net and when to a website and show use that the device had no flash support (still). We have seen browsing the web on a multitouch apple device before steve!! That is what we all expected it to do at least but WHERE is the new defining feature of the device??? Now Apple basically put this out, as we all know, as their third way device. Between a phone and a computer mobile or otherwise. the iPad vs a netbook.. -- similar specs -- An iPad and a netbook for the price comparison will afford you about the same 10 hour battery life. That is where the similarities end .. Unlike an iPad, a netbook runs a far far more robust OS that allows for what ... MULTITASKING. When i am basically being mobile and on wifi, i expect to have three things open at once. A chat client, a word processor and a internet browser. All of this can be done on my Ubuntu installed netbook pretty pain free. I don't really see myself taking notes on this device. I mean even if i did during a lecture, i would have to save my work, go back to the home screen, load up a browser to switch to the web. If i had another note to take, get out of the browser, load back up the iwork app, and type whatever and pray i didn't forget an important point. What if a friend IM's me??? Well get a push notification, exit my current program, and load up AIM. All of this is a very memory intensive process is what in the long run, saps your battery life. Its just not practical as a mobile device me it seems. Steve Jobs may see a netbook as an inferior device but even without 130000 aps is still more functional to me as a mobile platform to take around with me. I don't see any major reason why I should get this device? Do you? The only real reason I can see anyone buying this is for an ebook reader.. that's about it.