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vaporware

[vey-per-wair] /ˈveɪ pərˌwɛər/
noun
1.
Computer Slang. a product, especially software, that is promoted or marketed while it is still in development and that may never be produced.
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vaporware

noun

Computer software that is advertised but still nonexistent: We have a new name for vaporware (1990s+ Computer)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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vaporware in Technology

jargon
/vay'pr-weir/ (UK "vapourware") Products announced far in advance of any release (which may or may not actually take place). The term came from Atari users and was later applied by Infoworld to Microsoft's continuous lying about Microsoft Windows.
See also brochureware.
[Jargon File]
(2004-11-16)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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