I'm all for the clamshell format. Big, wide screen & keyboard. Psion/HP Palmtop/Nokia Communicator - All good ergonomics. Don't know about hard drives. Seems like they would eat power. Also, what about durability? I hear Ipods have hard drives that die fairly regularly. If they work, great; if not, solid state would be better. I liked the Lifedrive but it seemed more like something that you would leave on your desk, rather than carry around. Gave the appearance of delicacy. A Full Size SD slot, please. Might even fit in a compact flash slot like my Axim as well, but that's too much to ask. Still, have you noticed the capacity of some of these things they use in DSLR cameras?