I'll probably pick up one. What this does is connect me to the "cloud" so it doesn't have to have much local storage. It has all the basic apps that interest me, eMail, contacts, calendar, music, video, maps, and a browser. The screen size, and touch screen are definitely what my wife and I would love. My wife surfs the Web on her iPhone on longer road trips. With the 3G option, it would make that experience much more usable.
It really should have had the same sensor group that the iPhone already has, i.e. GPS, magnetometer, which would have made it even more ubiquitous. And there's no reason it shouldn't have a built-in video camera. (EDIT: the built-in video will be a great tool for video conferencing. Ok, well, maybe that's a stretch
. I'm just a fan of "2001 A Space Odyssey!" Hey, we can dream can't we?)
I like the data plans since you can buy only what you want/need, a month at a time or unlimited.
The touch screen is the natural way to browse, read and play, and the screen size is just what us over 50 folks want, eh, need. Not sure what the control panel will look like but, we'd better be able to adjust the screen brightness for in-bed reading.
I think the developers are gonna jump all over this one including the gaming community. Depending on how they take to the platform, I think I could easily forego my Powerbook. In fact, even in this basic release, I can't think of a reason to hang onto my lil' 12" G4 anymore.
They didn't mention Flash for the browser. Hmm...
They did mention MobileMe connectivity for eMail but, it wasn't clear if they provided similar MobileMe syncing with my calendar and contacts so that my iPhone, Mac desktop and iPad are "together."