The technology world is wild for tablets these days. Personally, I'm not quite as enthusiastic about them as everyone else. (Read my reasons why here.) I will say that tablets are particularly well suited for two purposes: leisurely surfing the Web; and e-reading. So I made it a point to find the best applications that combine these two functionalities.
Here are my favorite news and information applications for Google Android tablets, the majority of which are designed specifically for tablets and optimized for the slate experience. Even better: Most of these Android tablet apps are free though you may have to subscribe to some publications for unlimited access to content.
(Note: I downloaded and tested all of these applications on Samsung's Galaxy 10.1 running Google's Honeycomb OS v3.1. Check the Android Market links provided with each app for device-compatibility listings.)