Originally Posted by seabiscuit68
You are missing one big point...your phone is a phone...
Name one thing that a nice phone can't do that a tablet can (or one thing a tablet does better). The only thing is, make things bigger.
Now the things that a phone can do better...be a phone, be portable, be less expensive
So unless you need a visit to the eye doctor or are elderly, there is no reason to get a tablet.
Actually, the bigger screen does not only mean things are bigger.
There are other advantages of a bigger screen that you are downplaying:
1) More viewable area which is not the same thing as things being bigger. Things could stay about the same size but you can fit more into the screen. Think about reading a newpaper on a phone vs tablet. Or how about widgets? On a phone you can fit only few on a screen at a time... you can fit more on a tablet.
2) The display is also the user input device. How many fingers can you use on a 3.9" display... 2-3 simutanously? How about on a 10" display?
Now the things that a tablet can do better... usability, performance, and battery life.