So, I'm in the market for an E-reader. Would the iPad be a better E-reader than the kindle or nook? The LCD display has pros (no annoying pause-and-flicker during page turns, night lite that doesn't suck, high contrast) and cons (battery life, glossy) but the 3G wireless access costs 19.99 per month instead of...nothing. That might be a deal breaker. I already have an iphone so features like web browsing, GPS, WiFI, etc don't really matter to me. It's not like I'm going to be carrying this thing around with me everywhere i go. Although, come to think of it, a small kindle or a nook would fit in one of my cargo pockets. this iPad thing needs a backpack.
I guess the games that come out for it might be cool. It remains to be seen how well the processor will handle it, but with a decent sized screen we might be able to get some nice RTS games or something. Although the same reasons large, quality apps on the app store are so few and far between will apply to this thing as well. If you write and sell software for a living, it's difficult to justify the risk of spending a lot of time and money to write an app given the stories about the app store's approval process being maddeningly arbitrary. Also, I think software development using X-Code and Objective-C is a miserable pain in the ass compared with... well... any other modern programming language at all.