God, the iPad is like iCrack, it's so addicting and you can definitely use it in many circumstances. I used to make fun of it and call it a large iPhone/iPod Touch but I definitely defected from that
Tablets with the Honeycomb OS in it I think will do the best next to the iPad. There was a ton of tablet talk this year and I think that the tablet is just starting with the eventual introduction of a tablet-like gadget using e-Ink and an OLED flexible screen resulting in the overwhelming take-over of the tablet industry as well as many other industries including the digitalization of products such as newspapers.
People are talking about Google creating a digital newspaper which constantly is updating, but I think there will be something far more advanced on the horizon