I did not say the cell phone is the best way but:
I have to carry a laptop and a cell phone. The iPad cannot replace the functions of the laptop due to software and hardware I use for programming protection relays. (Smart grid anyone?) The cellphone could be replaced by something slightly bigger but it would have to emulate my cellphone including the GPS function. In addition I sometimes carry a digital camera as I need about 10 - 12 meg resolution on some of the items that I document so the pictures can be blow up to show some details. So how will the iPad in it's current configeration help me? I am better off with the kindle app for the BlackBerry as I cannot load some items on the company laptop. I could read a book while flying using the cellphone. Again it is not the best but the screen on my S2 ain't that bad and it is a workable cost effective solution. Or I can carry an old fashioned book with me as most of what I read is not in electronic form except for the technical stuff in pdf format which I can read on the laptop.
There is no Hope. She left last week.