Interested read whatever your stand on the iPad is. http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=778&tag=nl.e539 Much more via link.. but of interest Most observers are comparing the iPad to the iPhone and that is the wrong. The iPhone moved into a well-defined niche the smart phone market with easily identified advantages: a big bright screen; the touch interface: the app store; and iTunes integration. The iPad is more similar to the iPod when it was first introduced: consumer uncertainty about its use; limited functionality; price compared to other players; and, most importantly, skepticism that people really want what the product offers. Despite an innovative ad campaign it took two years for iPod sales to really take off. People will need to discover for themselves if the iPad really provides a worthwhile service. And Apple will find out what people really want in such a device. That will take time and a lot of revamped applications - if it ever happens. The iPad will not be an overnight success the way the iPhone was. But it does open up a new kind of computing: casual, mobile and always on. The kind that tablet computers were supposed to provide - but never did. And we can be sure it will be very profitable for Apple.