This will be primarily an e-reader and PDA. Streaming music/mp3 player a plus, gaming and video playback not a deal breaker. Integration with Skype and preferably Google Voice would be nice. Here are the ones that have made the 'short list' so far:
-Lenovo IdeaPad. I like this because I can pick it today and I can create office documents with it. The 512mb of RAM gives me pause, though, and apparently lacks GPS (I thought Android devices had basic/limited GPS by default?).
-ASUS MeMO. Twice the RAM and memory, can also create documents.
-Kindle Fire. Perhaps the best hardware, but appears to lack create/edit of documents and is essentially locked into the Amazon ecosystem. Also lacks microSD, so would have to either download or sideload content/files and then start swapping files with laptop when memory nears capacity.
Note that wife has $55 in Amazon credit...