I have an inbuilt distrust of new technology.
I like to wait for it to become fully tried and tested before investing my hard-earned cash, especially as it tends to mean that the price of this nolonger new technology has come down to a more sensible level.
We have only recently abandoned VHS in our house...
My phone is very old, has monophonic ringtones and does not know about touch screens, wifi or the internet. I can play Snakes on it.
We have only just bought an LCD TV. It is not 3D.
But the more I think about my trip to the USA and Canada, the more I feel that I need something modern to keep me in touch with the world, so I started looking at tablets. Having had a look at what is out there, I think that the Kindle Fire does what I need. Skype, email, Google Maps and Angry Birds. Going to look more before I buy, but it is looking good so far.