that the ipad is apple's way of doing an ereader. i wish they didn't market it like they are which appears to be a computer alternative. no this is a multimedia ereader. Not a tablet that's missing stuff but a "kindle with a whole lot of extras" Three Reasons Why the iPad WILL Kill Amazon’s Kindle - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com Our droids are safe. Ipad's are for a whole different market.