Gizmodo has the deets on the iPhone 3G data pricing. We need to get real on the numbers here.
There are people who (feel, at least, that they) need to access data wherever they are. I'm one of them, and many of my readers are.
$300 for a netbook with 12 months of unlimited wireless access on any network is $1020.
$629 for a 3G iPad with 12 months of unlimited wireless access on the iPad is $989.
Of course, that's not really the comparison because with a “traditional” data plan, you sign a 2 year commitment – i.e., $1740 for your 2 years.
iPad for 2 years … $1349.
But, of course, it's AT&T.