I was thinking about something. The iPad has a more powerful processor than the iPod touch, larger screen, plus a 3G sim card option, all at a price that isn't orders of magnitude greater than an iPod touch or iPhone. Yet, the price of an iPhone at 199 is still far greater than that of an iPad due to the minimum $2,000 chain ball attached to it with ATT. With the iPad, the price is unsubsidized, yet still low. Couldn't Apple come out with a relatively inexpensive, unsubsidized iPod touch with 3G sim card slot? You could pay for data and use it for VOIP wherever 3G is available. Or at this point come out with an unsubsidized iPhone for that matter with pay as you go service, since it seems like the hardware costs have come down a lot (as evidenced by the iPad). I suppose the only difference between those two hypothetical beasts is that one would get 3G data and one would get 3G data and voice service (I'm not sure what that means hardware wise). Maybe other people have said this, I was just thinking about it this morning, as my next Apple purchase will likely be the next iteration of the iPod touch.