Anybody using a slate and an earbud for calls? These things aren't exactly ideal for whipping out and holding to your. Even using my buddies sub-slate droid 2 feels like I'm talking to a 16oz electric bill.

I'm neither a big fan of ear buds. My ear seems prone to fatigue, from experience with hearing protection. I always prefer using over the ear headphones or muffs.

would anyone else be interested in a handheld bluetooth device. I imagine something akin to a small, thin, pocketable cellphone. At a minimim it could function just like a bluetooth ear bud. Ideally it could function as a daughter device to the slate, letting you dial out and give you visual feedback to incoming data (callerID as well as texts and email notifications).

I'd love it! Leave the slate in your pack or coat pocket while your mobile.