I love my iPad, it was bought as a tool to do live music mixing. I purchased a Mackie DL1608 for my bands live mixing needs. Playing around with the iPad is a perk of that job.
Soon I found myself using the iPad while laying on the couch watching TV. It should also be pointed out that I am a diehard PC user. Having never purchased an Apple product in my life. On the other hand working for the local ISP as a Internet Technician trouble shooting Road Runner ISP connection issues, I do have extensive experience using OS X.
What I needed though, was a way to access my Google Gtalk application, I know there are many multi IM messaging apps out there. I only use Gtalk, and Talkatone seems to have the market cornered when it comes to iOS devices. Installation was a breeze and the price cannot be beat. It’s free and supported by ads. You also have the option of purchasing an upgrade to remove the ads.