Methinks that teh form factor should be kept to a reasonable minimum. Why try to squeeze too much into it. Surely one of the A9's plus points is it's small size.
If people want a removable media drive, then why not opt for a CF slot, even IBM Microdrives are at 4GB now (albeit dear).
If the machine is to be portable, keep it that way. If it's for domestic/office use, then what harm is there in a plug-in device?
RO has no real Bluetooth/WiFi rollout planned, as such canles and peripheral devices are always going to be inherent in our working environment.
I do agree with druck though, the name A9Home isn't quite punchy enough.
I see the A9's strength as being able to be unplugged from my office. taken to site offices/clients' homes etc, and plugged into a monitor/keyboard/mouse there. No fussing with file conversions, uploading to the laptop (VA).
All info can then be read and displayed natively, RiscOS-ley.
Out of interest, is there a portable USB keyboard with trackball that could be velcro-ed to the A9? Something about the size of the Psion Netbook. Or would it be better to use a mini-mouse and a folding keyboard?