Originally Posted by pedro
That's probably adequate on a phone for the most part.
For a lot of current smartphone users, you're probably correct. On the other hand, the iPad is not a phone so people expect it to do more (and should, for the asking price).
I'm partial: I use Palm's webOS which features true multi-tasking. It's one of those things that, after you use it, you'll be astonished at how much it improves the user experience.