Originally Posted by PMoshay
I think that Apple is going to take the direction of making the new 7 inch iPad a combination device to work with your iPhone.
Let's face it, everybody has an iPhone but what if you could get a 7 inch iPad that will work in combination with your iPhone for doing your browsing making phone calls jotting down notes.
I recently got a 7 inch Dell android tablet and realized that the 7 inch format is really convenient and will work just as effectively as a 10 inch iPad will. the Dell tablet has a great voice command feature as well as voice dictation that seems to work a little better than even Siri does. I've grown to like the 7 inch format very much and also like the Google integration voice features.
So the bottom line here is I think that Apple is going to make a tablet that will be an enhancement to your iPhone as well as to replace the iPod touch.
The 7 inch form factor does fit in your pocket and does work well for browsing. I can imagine when this is directly connected to your iPhone so that you can make phone calls through your 7 inch tablet, this'll be a great feature.
I certainly hope Apple takes this course with their new 7 inch tablet.
Why not just a 7 inch iPhone or Android?
Why carry two devices? If you're going out for an evening on the town, carry your small phone. If you're going to the coffee house on Sunday morning, you take the pad-phone. Many carriers have good discounts for multiple phones. The unconventional, pay-for-the-tier-you-use US carrier/reseller Ting allows you to add phones for $6 a device [great for families, although you'll want to keep an eye on the data under Ting, as they don't cut you off or slow you down when you reach the 'normal' usage threshold, they just charge you more]. You might have to set up call forwarding for convenience so people don't have to guess what phone you're using.