Sounds intriguing, but for the unfortunate name:
For Apple, iPad Said More Than Intended
By BRAD STONE
Published: January 28, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has generated a lot of chatter with its new iPad tablet. But it may not be quite the conversation it wanted.
Many women are saying the name evokes awkward associations with feminine hygiene products. People from Boston to Ireland are complaining that “iPad,” in their regional brogue, sounds almost indistinguishable from “iPod,” Apple’s music player. The problem may be worse outside the United States; Japanese does not even have a sound for the “a” in iPad.
Then there are more serious conflicts. Two other high-tech companies already market products called iPad and are laying claim to the trademark.
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