As a person with every gen. iPhone and the most current blackbook I am trying to justify getting one of these badboys. I briefly tuned into the keynote in Jan., because I was hoping to see something to break the unchanged iPhone major hardware monotony. So with nothing hinting to that I closed out the keynote instead of watching all the way through like normal. Although I had heard talks of a tablet I figured how would apple best this industry, even. Steve says it supposed to come in between the Smartphone and netbook in terms of doing things better than both. So help me by telling me of your short time with the iPad. Also what are the staple features that make this more than a $500 attractive novelty item. What is the main purpose, for you, that makes this such a device. Personally one would surmise that being without 3g the iPad would leave most tasks to the iPhone. Everything you can do on the iPad can be done on it's 10x smaller brethren and if not on the phone it can wait until you get home to your mac. So what's the point? Chime in thanks.