I have an Android based smart phone and have been mulling over in my mind an iPad or an Android based equivalent. I finally went to an iPad and am generally happy with the choice, but am shocked with the very basic keyboard provided, and with no ability to change it!! I realise that it follows the Apple keyboard layout, but it's lack of flexibility is shocking when compared to what is available in Android world. I realise that this is down to Apples drive to control everything that comes anywhere close to the operating system, and this is one of the reasons why I moved from a iPhone to an Android device last year. Does anyone know if there is any prospect of us being able to have a choice in the reasonably near future?