Let’s see…it’s like a iPhone, but it doesn’t have a phone…or a camera…or GPS…and some sites won’t render (Flash), but it costs 2.5 – 4 times as much as a iPhone. And Apple still hasn’t put multitasking into its devices. I know…right? Still no multitasking.
If you’re on the market for an ebook reader then the iPad is a strong candidate. I guess having an ebook would be cool, but I’d end up breaking that beautiful screen 5 minutes after getting it out of the box. (It looks super-fragile.) If I didn’t break it, I’d leave it behind on a train or plane. You do that with a book and you’re out $15. Do it with an iPad and your out $500-$800.
Nonetheless, I will admit to a slight bit of screen envy. But iWon’t. Will you?