They stopped the lawsuit mania. And... I ended up buying an ipad mini
The specs suck compared to the other 7" tablets, and it uses ios, which I admit is stable, but also looking pretty dated nowadays.
But the thing is light and thin, and fits easily into my sweatpants pockets (Doesn't make them fall down much either!), allowing me to take it anywhere, including the gym. I don't need a laptop bag, just stick this in my pocket, and use it on a treadmill.
It also works very very well with games. GTA 3 is almost like using a controller.
The screen does suck in portrait mode, butthe screen is also 1024x768.. I don't have an ipad 'retina' device, but I do have a Android 1920x1200 device, and it can easily handle portrait. In the older ipads I read everything in landscape, you have to remember to do the same with the mini.
I have a grandfathered 20 gig verizon lte plan (Back when they had the double the gigs for the price) for about $110, so I added my plan to the device. I ended up having to get a nano sim card cutter though...
One thing I hope happens soon is a freakin jailbreak. I'd like to make the device think it's connected to wifi so I can get the most out of my 20 gig lte plan...
... My phone battery is discharged so I'm using a REALLY crappy camera. Will update later.