Many providers are looking to tablets to help make them more agile. However a new report from Business Insider ( http://www.businessinsider.com/hardware-companies-will-have-to-leave-the... ) may make you want to think again. If they are correct in their predictions, and they have a decent track record, only those tablet makers who have a secondary stream of revenue from content will survive. That pretty much narrows it down to the Kindle, the Nook and the iPad.
Keep that in mind when trying to decide on a platform that you will want to stick with for a few years.
I will be traveling to the Consumer Electronics Show in January to look for devices that seem promising for providers. Do not forget to check back!