I tried an ipad yesterday. Yes its gorgeous, silky smooth so fast. Browsing the web is incredible and it makes reading books and magazines a joy. BUT I won't be getting one yet. It just seems stifled like the original iphone was without full apps. Remember the outcry and almost petition which resulted in the app store (well it looked like apple bowed to pressure and let people produce native apps rather than horrible web apps) It just needs full phone functionality, texting and a front facing camera oh and multi tasking. It is just so so portable and making calls on it would make sense. apple probably don't want to canibilise sales but I think they will relent otherwise its just a seductive shiny toy and to be honest my iphone does everything I want. I would just like a bigger iphone AND a small one.