8 hours ago, AndyC wrote
But the iPad isn't (and never was) sold as a PDA type device. Probably because it'd be awful at it. It was more a web-browser which also runs your iPhone apps and games. And you can read email on it!
Not sure what the iPad is if it's not a PDA-type device. Folk sit on trains arranging appointments, sending emails, surfing the web and playing games. That's about as personally digital as you can get.
Your comment about the Courier was exactly what people said about the iPad when Apple was telling us how magical it would be.
Yes, the lack of an email client (what?) was a really bad idea, but I doubt they would have stuck to that. At one point, Apple thought that they wouldn't allow third-parties to write apps for the iPhone. They changed their mind and the rest is history.