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    Ridiculous product name alert! LePad

    Thanks to Matt Egan at IDG for making me smile this morning... Lenovo LePad to challenge Apple iPad News - PC Advisor

    I'm a big fan of Lenovo but they have gone down in my estimation slightly after this naming faux pas!

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    Are we gonna get a hPad from HP? and a aPad from Acer? What about a vPad from Viglen? lol

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    I think ROFL fits here!

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    HP is actually giving theirs the sensible name PalmPad

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Are we gonna get a hPad from HP? and a aPad from Acer? What about a vPad from Viglen? lol
    Surely vePad from Viglen.

    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame
    HP is actually giving theirs the sensible name PalmPad
    Sensible in that it will run Palm WebOS but it's still a silly name... what's wrong with the HP Slate or something?

    When I was a lad... everything just had a string of letters and numbers and life was better then! (and it snowed at Christmas and never rained in summer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    When I was a lad... everything just had a string of letters and numbers and life was better then! (and it snowed at Christmas and never rained in summer).
    Your looking very youthful for 80 Ric hehe

    Must admit though, stupid name from Lenovo I'd have expected something more smart than that from them.

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    It annoys me when people steal names.

    Tiles R Us is another name i don't like. They just steal it from Toys R Us

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    Then there's Toshiba's [pile of] ToshPad

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    LePad is a perfectly sensible name. Instantly recognisable as a sanitary product for french women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    LePad is a perfectly sensible name. Instantly recognisable as a sanitary product for french women.
    Yes, have to say I agree - that's what came to mind when I saw the name

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    LePad is a perfectly sensible name. Instantly recognisable as a sanitary product for french women.
    How much do they pay these people to come up with these names?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    It annoys me when people steal names.

    Tiles R Us is another name i don't like. They just steal it from Toys R Us
    Yes, we've got a local guy who's a plumber with 'Plumbing R Us' on his van - it looks kind of stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Yes, we've got a local guy who's a plumber with 'Plumbing R Us' on his van - it looks kind of stupid.
    ...but you remember the name. Stupid or not.

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