coopster - 12:53 pm on May 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
There are already many competitors to Apple's iPad. For instance, how about a tablet for $100? [linuxfordevices.com]
In many other countries you can buy your device separately, buy your sim card separately and then buy minutes separately. You can then use the provider you want. No long term contracts, no device-carrier-specific hardware. That's the route I want to take.