For someone who travels on business I'm definitely considering getting one of these devices but probably in the 2nd or 3rd generation. To me it has to be able to handle the media content I want and have a useful battery life of 5hrs or so on a plane watching tv. Would also like an economical way to switch batteries or connect an external battery to double it.
With planes expanding to wifi, if I can surf the net, watch a movie, watch a hockey game, trade some stocks, use the apps I like... and do that on one small device that doesn't need a key board and fits into the seatback in front of you, then I'm all aboard.
Also if I could pay for NHL Online and drop CI then watch a Caps game whereever in the world on that device, or plug it into my tv and have same HD quality... then I'm sold as well.
He's leveraging his big lead in apps to another device. Create a useable tool in which people can easily access them. Which will in turn continue to bring more developers to the apple gadgets. Drawing more people to the iphone.
In addition he's solving the small screen issues people have with ipods that allow several other media features while still maintaining a hint of portability.
I'll probably pick one of these up in a few generations.
Right now in addition to my work computers I have a home desktop and a home laptop, both are on their way out. I can get a nice new desktop for the office and of these that sits in the living room/bedroom and can be taken on trips.
Nothing special and seemingly nothing that the other 100 tablets won't have (besides the app store).
No mention of multi-tasking ?
like the Lenovo device someone posted a link to earlier or the various "convertible" tablet/laptops. I think the big positive is that this might open up the ebook world a bit and push this type of computer.