It's been a bit quiet here lately... but I will post my query anyway!
Being a reader of books and a geek, I'm fairly glued to my Kindle. But I think it's time for a change to something that is a bit more capable. My requirements are fairly limited: the dimensions should be pretty much the same as the Kindle which likely restricts me to a 7" screen size; the screen should be multi-touch; it should have access to plenty of apps; it will need a headphone out; and that's about it. Cheap is good but build quality is more important.
In the mainstream, I've looked at the BB PlayBook and also wondered whether to wait for the arrival of the Kindle Fire or the Google Nexus. Slightly off the wall is the Ainol (awful, awful name) Novo7 Elf which is stupidly cheap yet good build quality and comes with ICS installed.
Any thoughts, experience etc?