I am told that WebOS is a great development platform - would most likely be true at least for me, since I am not a big fan of Objective C. But I’d take that over Android’s Java/C/C++/whatever-else mess, I think.
>> I do agree with Wojtek that if you are using the device primarily for this sort of thing, then you are better off with a laptop. I just got a new MBP a few months ago to replace my 4+ year old MacBook. I did not even consider the iPad an alternative.
> I think you need to consider the business uses of these things as well. Consider the tablet that the UPS and FEDEX guys carry around with them. I work in an area where portable computation is very useful, and the ease with which I can develop specialty applications that capture locational information and photos taken with an internal camera in a database is fantastically useful.