I noticed this morning in the Sunday Union-Tribune (5/1/2011) what seemed to me to be an increased number of tablet and ebook advertisements:
- Best Buy: Kindle with Special Offers ($114); Acer Iconia Tab A500 ($450); NOOKColor ($350)
- Office Depot: ViewSonic 10.1" Tablet ($300)
- Staples: Dell Steak 7 ($400); BlackBerry PlayBook ($499); Motorola Xoom ($600); Amazon Kindle ($189 plus $25 gift card); NOOKColor ($249)
- Target: Kindle with Special Offers ($114)
I do think both the Kindle and the Nook are great ebook readers based on what I've heard from others about them. I am still very happy with the new Apple iPad 2, so I don't think I'd seriously consider any of the other tablets at this time. And since I like my iPad 2 for reading books, adding an ebook reader to my technology toolkit probably won't happen.
My usuage pattern for the iPad 2 are still pretty much the same since I purchase the original iPad: ebooks/PDF reading, email, web browsing, personal GTD, casual gaming, and consuming podcasts/music/video.
Are you using a tablet? If so, which one, and what are you using it for?