I have my reasons not to liking the iPad. I own a ipod Touch and I own Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro. On occasion, I've spent some time drawing on the iPad/iPod.
Had S. Jobs not strong armed Flash out of their system and had more standard features like SD cards, USB ports, and camera been included with the iPad, I would have one right now.
As a sketching device and using Sketchbook Pro and a Pogo stylus, the iPad is a FANTASTIC thing to carry around. I absolutely loved using it for drawing.
However, when I look at the list of missing features above, I wonder how they thought they could sell their device in the first place. But given the fact that there were just no other devices out, it had no competition...
I REALLY want an "open source" device and I really like the idea of Android. So far, there are just so very few options for both software AND hardware.
I've seen no Android programs and the ONLY tablet that looks like it will come to market any time soon is the Samsung Galaxy Tab. There are a few others but tracking information down on those is like trying to capture smoke in a birdcage.
I've sent Autodesk an email requesting that they build Sketchbook for Anroid...Perhaps others could join my cause...wink, wink, nudge, nudge, ya know what I mean? I've not heard anything else from them.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab drama has been building and though it's slightly smaller, it looks like they're going to be releasing a WiFi only version after their 3G Version.
Perhaps this could be a place where we start to collect information on these two fronts: Software/Hardware.