I have a full size 3rd generation iPad and enjoy using it primarily for media consumption purposes. With multi-windows support on my Galaxy Note II, I regularly wonder why I can't view more multiple data sources on my iPad. After reading iMore's review of Panic's Status Board, I think I may have to shell out the $9.99 and give this app a try.
Status Board looks like the type of boards you might see in a New York train station or large airport where multiple data streams come in and are presented in one area. I understand that the Panic team designed this for their own office management, but then decided to create a version for iPad owners.
You could use an Android tablet and setup widgets on a home screen panel to do something similar, but this is a cleaner and more consolidated application optimized for the experience. You will notice widgets like you see on OS X for time, weather, and calendar, with other data sources supported as well. You can add a clock, weather, calendar, email, Twitter feed, news feeds, and graphs and tables.
Panic even has a slick setup experience with their virtual fold-out setup guide. You drag widgets in and out of the board, and can re-size and re-arrange them as you desire. It is not an inexpensive application, but for those looking for this type of experience, it appears to be well designed.
There are in-app purchases to extend the functionality to TV out and AirPlay displays.