...or another tablet for that matter. At first glance, I look at the iPad and, like most people, say whats the point!? Yes Apple has chosen to "create" a new category that fits between a smartphone and a laptop and so must of us just perceive it as a luxury item with no necessity involved. Now, a while back I read an interesting article that spoke of Apple's (presumed) attempt at killing Kindle with the launch of the iPad and subsequently the iBook application. this sparked my attention as my wife and i are avid Kindle fans and users. here was the ultimate point that was made. the KindleDX is $489. the iPad starts at $499. so for most people this would become a no brainer. for $10 more, look at all the extras you get and get to do. i think this is valid and fair point. if i were in the market for a new Kindle, or similar device, heck yeah I look at an iPad or similar tablet depending on what it has to offer. someday, it seems for me at least, there is a spot for a tablet in my backpack. what are your thoughts?