After a few months with the iPad I have decided to get the iPhone 5 and this will mean a total break with the android world. When I Google (OOPS I mean search) gmail and iOS contacts I get a plethora of returns about setting up syncing. That doesn't work for me because when I add contacts on the iPAD they don't sync back to the google contacts. What I want is to import the Gmail contacts into iCloud and then delete the linking setup on the iPad. I will be making the purchase soon and want to do this before that. If need be I can use iCloud on my laptop to make changes.
Since I have gotten the iPad I find I go days or more without turning on the laptop. If it wasn't for my hobby of geocaching I don't think I would need a laptop at all.