There are almost certainly better alternatives, but they don't have hallelujah evangelists in the mainstream and business press, and I don't want to spend precious days of my life trying to hunt them down. Money, on the other hand, there is always too much of: For society frowns on idleness, and picking fights with society is too much trouble even though society is an idiot. A composite idiot, but even so.
So most likely my always-online always-at-hand datapad of the near future will be an iPhone, despite the shoddy quality and arbitrary restrictions. Sad, isn't it? I may have to grow a beard though to keep my masculinity rating unchanged. (Beer tastes terrible and my religion forbids whistling after the girls.)