However, the device does not have a camera and lacks the ability to make phone calls. It is not able to work with the ubiquitous Flash software that runs many Web sites. Apple is selling accessories that include a stand and a keyboard.
Mr. Jobs positioned the iPad as a device that is between a laptop and a smartphone, but which performs certain functions better than either of them, like browsing the Web, reading e-books and playing video.
How is a cross btw a smart phone and a computer useful for much when unlike a phone, it cannot make phone calls, and unlike a computer, it cannot play flash.
If I wanted to read an e-book, kindle is cheaper.