Vaporware


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Vaporware

An upgrade to a product that is not yet available that a salesperson sells in order to avoid a customer's complaints about the current version.
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The same vaporware game was played over President Clinton's proposed fiscal 1997 budget.
According to Beidl, the perceived existence of vaporware among mortgage LOS providers depends on one's definition of vaporware.
Steve Young is an MVP for many reasons, but everyone remembers how fast he was on the field," said Derek Andersen, CEO, Vaporware Labs.
MSP independently vets 38 key assertions of each EHR solution to reduce EHR vaporware.
Information card technology can no longer be considered vaporware -- it's real and it's here," said Bob Blakley, principal analyst at Burton Group.
A lot of what Blue Martini has at the moment is goodwill, some would be unkind and call it vaporware as none of the software modules are even complete yet, by the company's own admission.
Perhaps the only real surprise about Microsoft's Basic strategy is that a key ingredient, Visual Basic itself, is a lot more than vaporware.
This center eliminates the worry of vaporware, allowing you to "kick the tires" and ask the next question of how it will work for you.
The postings from the "bad attitude" newsgroup claimed that Netscape made vaporware announcements about Navigator.
On the basis of little more than a speech and some vaporware announcements, Microsoft now says it's entitled to be the standard-setter for most of the interesting next-generation technologies.
While WiMax represents a revolutionary new way for organizations to communicate wirelessly, it's hard to separate real solutions from vaporware," said Will Strauss, an analyst with Forward Concepts, Tempe, Ariz.