Hello, I am new to the tablet world, with some basic PC and Apple product knowledge. I'd like to buy a tablet for my 11 year old son for X-Mas. He would use it for typical kid stuff (browsing, music, movies, reading, game apps, reading, etc....). He currently has an older iPod which only allows him web access when connected to our home wireless network. Do tablets allow for consistent web access or do you have to be connected through a wifi connection? I don't want to have to purchase a data plan for him but is this the only option? I've heard plenty of horror stories about the Kindle Fire, but they offer continuous web connectivity, right? I've heard lots of good things about the Google Nexus tablets but I would need to have a data plan to go with this, right? Any insight would be very appreciated!!!