I know what you are saying. Another giant iPod touch thread. Flamer. But no, exactly the opposite. I have never been a fan of the iPod Touch. It is too thin to hold easily, almost predicating the need for a case. Whereas my iPhone and subsequent iPhone 3G have never needed more than a back skin for scratch protection. So yes, at the end of the day, the iPad appears to be just a giant or oversized iPod Touch. But that is the beauty of it, no? As a mobile phone, the iPhone does a superb job of bringing together the multitouch interface, the Phone app and all the other other apps that work quite seamlessly together. Mail, contacts, maps, safari, etc. all just interconnect. Being able to dial a number from contact info on a webpage, an email or by looking up a location on a map is probably some of the most used features. Mobile email is great. And then the App Store adds so many varieties to suit each person's taste, whether gaming, music streaming, productivity, whatever... But the iPod Touch is just (in my opinion) a weak version of the iPhone. It is essentially just a toy for those who don't want the iPhone, don't need a phone, or whatever to be able to use many of the apps from the store. But if I just need an iPod, I would much prefer to go with a Classic for capacity or a Nano for size or even a shuffle for ultimate portability. But the iPod Touch to me is just a watered down iPhone, incapable of having anywhere access or doing the most basic functions: calling, getting data on the go. You can't pull out a Touch and use the Maps app unless you have a WiFi signal available. As for the iPad, it is what the iPod Touch should have been. It is all the things that the iPhone does less the phone and for those that want to pay for the 3G version and data, it is completely mobile, yet it does it in the correct form factor. Of course I would want a giant iPod Touch aka the iPad, but I would never want an iPod Touch even if I didn't have an iPhone. Does that mean the iPad is not limited in some ways and also an overpriced "toy", maybe... time will tell. I for one have always been a desktop over laptop user and so the iPad is a great rest of the house companion to my iMac. My MacBook will probably get sold. So in some ways it is a great and lesser priced version of a laptop (Mac of course) that does so much of what I need instant access to without being a full blown computer. I have an iMac for that.