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iPad Hype Hangover Follows Buzz Binge

Jan 29, 2010, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)

"The glow is starting to fade a bit following Apple's splashy unveiling of its still-to-be-shipped iPad tablet. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the highly anticipated device at an event that lit up the twittersphere, blogosphere and innumerable Web sites that reported it both as breaking news and with live-blogging accounts. Many of those initial accounts raved about the sleek form factor, the low cost of the data plan and $499 price point, access to virtually all of the iPhone apps, etc. But that was yesterday.

"Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) appears to be keeping a tight hold on the hardware for now with nary an early hands-on review to be found except for those who had a bit of time to play with the iPad at the event. That said, based on the announcement and release of the specs, there's been no lack of criticism tarring the debut as the "iFail" and "iDisappointment." Here's a selection of some of the more pointed observations.

"In a post titled "8 Things That Suck About the iPad," Gizmodo said the device had "... backbreaking failures that will make buying one the last thing I would want to do..."

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