I got an HP TouchPad about a week ago, and I can't imagine life without it.
True, you could say that it's just a glorified smartphone. And yes, it can cruise the web and use map programs, with a touch screen that lets you zoom in and out by sliding your fingers. But having the big screen size makes all the difference in the world, and the resolution is incredible. You haven't seen the internet until you've seen it like this.
But you can also sync to your Facebook, cloud storage account, and Google docs. All in one place. You can open PDFs, open and edit MS Word docs, and generally do just about anything. Use Flash on the web? No problem.
Oh, and it's also gloriously designed. As in iPhone sleek.
I'm a happy camper.