Tablet for me is something that can manage everything - be my Mobile Phone, it should allow me to watch HD Videos as well it should be capable of docking the pen drive in it. And I want this whole package to be affordable ~ $200-$250 but NO i just couldn't find such a great deal yet :-(
iPad - I just love the body, color and the feeling when you hold it in hand! It's just superb :-) The OS is fantastic, the app store is huge (But they AngryBird cost you here, noway!!) I have never used Sony's headphones or the music players so for me Apple is the Beast when it comes about Sound :-) I know you people might be thinking, what an A$$ - saying Apple is the Beast ;-)
But the major Turn Off for me about this Sexy white Gadget is - I can't insert the Sim Card in it and try calling somebody. For me a Tablet should have the calling facility, yes I need IT!
Why would you carry an iPad and iPhone at a time, where in the Tablet should have reduced the dependency on a Mobile Phone, I Strongly feel so! I understand that these Tablet/Phone manufacturers wouldn't like if people would start buying a Tablet instead of a phone but this is what a Consumer wants in today's Technological and always Connected World.
Carrying the tablet where ever you go is a pain,Yes I understand that! You don't need a tablet to check the emails/chat with colleagues or friends, a phone definitely can satisfy the need. But then I feel there is something called as User Experience - A User would definitely like to read the email on a 7" or 9" tablet screen, he would love to use the multi-touch Display compared to the 3" or 4" screen of a mobile phone.
Just compare the experience of Video Calling from a mobile with the one by using an iPad (Skype via Wifi)
Many of my friends say to me - how would you receive a voice call from a tab, it's so uneasy to hold the 7" or 9" Tab to your ear. I would say most of the time you can do it by using a hands free but yes there can be some scenarios where it's not possible to use the hands free. But I feel the probability is less! I own a good Bluetooth handsfree by Dell. I've used a Samsung tab and the Dell handsfree and it works flawless!
The biggest problem with Tab that I feel is - They are BIG. You can't just carry them but you have to CARRY them carefully :-) They aren't that much handy! That's the only and the biggest concern when it comes to buying a Tab :-)
Though price is another concern but if at all the price of an iPad would fall again below $250 :-P I would surely pick one :-)
Another tab that I often think of, 'Let's give it a shot' is Blackberry Playbook. In India the 16GB comes in around $250. It has a USB 2.0 port too! A nice BB OS but again the same problem - I can't call from the Playbook :-( I'll have to enable the WiFi and then by using some App i would have to call to the other mobile phone - this seriously Sucks! Though it isn't cool if you compare it's design with iPad but I can manage ;-) After all it's a good deal in $250.
Then comes the SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab which has everything that I want - I can call from it, I can surf and watch movies on it straight from a youtube too! Just Check this out - Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7
It's a XXX BOMB, i must admit this! Wonderful device and finally a My Type of Tablet but this beast would cost heavy on the pocket - it's around $700 :-(
But I will surely buy a Tab ;-) My WishList has been updated already!