I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab with my Christmas money. This probably sounds backwards, especially from an IT guy, but one of my main motivations in doing so is to get rid of my smartphone eventually. I think it is so cumbersome to use as a phone. It gets bad reception, is a pain if you ever have to enter numbers, say on a prompt when you have to enter a password or something, etc.
I don't think a phone and an all-encompassing internet machine with tons of tools should have ever been combined. I'm planning to get a regular phone after my contract is up, and then just use my tablet for all of my internet-ing needs. However my tablet only has wi-fi, so we'll have to see how it all works out.