thanks - it's funny, i've actually left things in the same place now for so long that my hand just reaches for them by memory more than i need to look.
i've been longing for a newer faster tablet lately, but i really can't justify it. this one works fine for the majority of what i do (stream pandora and use topo maps). besides, i'd want one with something with BT 4.0 LE, a newer chipset that supports neon, hdmi output, micro sd, usb & charging at the same time and something with some decent community rom support - i don't think there is such a thing on verizon, so i'd have to pay for a wifi hotspot device which costs more per month than a tablet, or tether my phone which i don't really like the idea of either.
i'd actually rather run a windows 8 pro tablet, but the mobile apps for win 8 are still really limited. i just checked the other day and couldn't find a single good looking topo mapping program on the win 8 app store.