Basically, I'm looking for a device to use on the road and I would prefer to not have to sit down for the majority of the tasks (which rules out netbooks, in my mind). I'm also hoping to spend less than $500.
This is what I'd like to "capably" be able to do on the device:
- Browse the web in non-mobile format, flash is a plus
- Email, chat, etc
- Have access to a decent text editor and ftp OR a browser that supports BESPIN/ACE
- Some sort of SSH support
I'm looking at rooted Android phones and iPhone/iPads... though the phone aspect is only icing (it would be cool to consolidate the two devices and have net access through cell networks, but I'm not married to the idea).
Are there cheap linux tablets that are ready for prime-time yet? I suppose that would be ideal.
All suggestions welcome!