Quick Tech update:- The viewsonic viewpad 7 is another android addition to the household. It is everything I wanted the old Nokia 770 to be. It takes a sim card has a GPS and is to all intents and purposes just a much larger version of the Orange Sanfrancisco phone I carry around with me.
So it works as a back up phone if should I run out of battery on the sanfran. It makes wi-fi browsing and email in coffee shops a much better experience and the kids can see what they are doing when playing angry birds. A win. So far only glitch is I can't get the stowaway keyboard to pair with it.