Well, I was first thinking that I really would not want an iPad seeing as I have one of the new 27'ers, a macbook pro, and an iPhone. After seeing the Twit from Andy Ihntako and getting a glimpse at real world use I am thoroughly impressed and see this as something that I would use a large percentage of the time that I am away from the office. As a matter of fact I would just prefer to leave my laptop at work and just carry a messenger bag with the iPad in it wherever I go. I guess if I make use of cloud computing that may very well be a reality as I can just access my work docs from my home computer. Seriously need to think about this. After watching all of the videos that have come up tonight and reading the reviews I firmly believe that Apple will have successfully planted the "tablet" as a mainstream device that has a "purpose". There are two reasons for this that come to mind. I see a lot of companies wanting to throw tablets out to the masses now but I strongly feel that none of them will be able to meet or exceed what Apple has to offer. Sure, they will probably throw out some devices which are physically superior, and which run a full OS. But, there are two things that nobody else can really match. Software and User experience. Apple has actually created their own OS for the device. Completely tailored to it. Any other competitors will be using an OS that is made by someone else and not necessarily setup to take complete advantage of the device. I am sure that the Android devices will probably come out and be able to come close but it is going to take a lot of development effort to be able to match this level of quality. iTunes. Without a doubt there is nobody that can compete on this level. The iTunes stores and number of people developing apps are what truly rounds this thing out and makes it so that nobody can compete on the same level. Other company's will try but I just do not see them achieving anything close to the level that Apple has. I guess as far as all the negatives that were commented on in the reviews I can say this. I remember the first iPhone coming out without an App store, copy and paste, and quite a few other features. Pretty much all of them have been addressed. The only thing that is still missing is multitasking. I am assuming that all of the negatives that have been documented so far are already in the works, either that or there is going to be someone out there who will make it happen through the App store. After reading about the tethering of the iPhone to iPad for use with Scrabble I can only assume that it will be a matter of time and someone will come up with a camera app that will allow you to use the camera off the iPhone with the iPad. Not like I really need anything like that but I think there are a lot of possibilities and it will be the developers that really make this thing shine. Anyways, I guess as soon as these things hit Hong Kong I am getting one. I just hope that I can use a China Mobile 3G SIM in it.