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Vaporware: The tech that never was

Continual delays, setbacks. and excuses are the calling cards.

Crave UK

Vaporware may sound like a technical term to describe the gradual corrosion of a kettle, but today we're using it to describe a product announced by a company with great fanfare, hoohah, and occasionally hullaballoo--but that never materializes.

Continual delays, setbacks, and excuses are the calling cards of a product that becomes vaporware. Windows Vista ran the risk of joining the club, and the terrific multiplayer first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 was in production for almost a decade before it was released in 2007. Devoted TF fans feared it would become a distinguished entrant in the who's who of vapourware. You might say Google Mail is in the running, having been in beta since 2004. Click here for more.

(Source: Crave UK)