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Apple Tablet: The name game

Would you like to name the new Apple Tablet? You've probably seen the leading contenders, such as the iSlate, but if that's a little boring for you, take a whack at it! Play the name game just for fun.

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With that out of the way, if you want to play a game -- sort of a word-play game, -- then stay right here. I've read so many proposed names for the new "Apple Tablet" and found some of them so amusing, that I thought I should throw it open to the creative members of the TechRepublic community. Here's your chance to name the thing, whatever it is. They couldn't possibly be so boring as to actually call it the Apple Tablet, after all.

The serious contenders seem to be the iSlate, the iTab, and the iPad (which many seem to abhor, if true). Some of the funny suggestions I've seen are the iReam and the MaxiPod (via @jkendrick on Twitter). Feel free to suggest a serious contender and/or a purely humorous name that you think will fit the new Apple product.

I'll get you started with a few I came up with:

  • iCan'tBelieveIt'sNotaSmartphone
  • iAmThatIAm
  • iKnow
And from fellow editor Mark Kaelin:
  • iFail
  • iNeedAMarket
  • iFooledYou
  • iNewton

He sounds bitter, doesn't he?

From editor Sonja Thompson:
  • iBrowse
  • ICURAQT
  • "And for some reason, I like the Niblet"
In an instance of great minds thinking alike, Sonja also independently suggested iKnow. Here are some eye-catchers from Toni Bowers:
  • iCarumba!
  • iBrow
  • iWitness

I have to say, I really like the iBrow! We should all be working for Apple's marketing department, obviously. Well, maybe not Mark. Come on now -- I know you guys can do better. Make your suggestions below and please, try not to get yourself "moderated," if you know what I mean!

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97 comments
STL
STL

ichoke (What the ipad thinks it should be called due to it's future sales) ichock (What the buyer will enevitably call it for its useful purpose) iyaiyai (What the Apple Board is thinking) icantbelievetheybuyit (What Apple Marketing is thinking it should be called) icameisawidontcare (What the smart tech buyer will call it)

dbarnard1
dbarnard1

If this really is going to create a new category, he needs to drop the "i". That is getting to be SO 1999. In the past, when apple thought they were changing the game they would use an apple reference, but "Braeburn" just doesn't have the same ring as "Macintosh" or "Newton". If Steve really wanted to be bold, he'd just call it the Apple Tablet. He is a little bit like Moses - "thou shalt use a virtual keyboard and like it!"

waqas_dar
waqas_dar

iMe iMeAndMeOnly iMin iOta iLash iSkull iKiller iMan iMate iMat iMan iWoman iLander iFi iField iFiddler iCom iCome iGo iPuddle iMbrace iFlat iFold iPo iApple iRottenApple iNoPC iNoApple iNothing iBrow iBorow iGiveth iNstein iChicken iPox iChickenPox iPacman iLonely iAlone iNose iHead iTransperent iSlatted iSlot iFuture iHere iBunny iNothing

ryan101
ryan101

You will just have to buy one to find out what it is

bfarnell
bfarnell

iSlate for the first version iScroll for the second version.

brian
brian

iJob...that's it!

brian
brian

iJob...that's it!

Rick Caringer
Rick Caringer

either has a hump or keeps showing that it is hot when it is not

RPip
RPip

Does it have an Abby Normal brain, too?

The 'G-Man.'
The 'G-Man.'

iSlate - A trademark application reveals the signatory of Regina Porter, who, according to her LinkedIn profile, is Apple?s senior trademark specialist. It seems safe to conclude that the owner of the iSlate trademark is Apple. Furthermore: http://blog.gsmarena.com/pics/09/12/islate-apple-tablet/main2.jpg and There are plenty more for many countries around the globe including iSlate.co.uk, iSlate.jp, iSlate.fr and iSlate.cn. I would call it iVrbigun

john.daly
john.daly

How about the "Tablicus Macsimus"? If not for this one, then for the 15 inch version to be released at next year's "big event" (which could be called Circus Macsimus).

rumbletumym
rumbletumym

eyeBook eyePoke eyeProd eyeKnow eyeBrowse eyeFull eyeCandy eye-eye-eye eye-karumba eye-see eye-can

aphorist
aphorist

i-lidless, i-saw, Steve Jobs' i-flip, i-twit, i-drop, the i-do, the i-can, the i-mitt, the i-lost it

dtroup
dtroup

or iDontHaveTheFeaturesUntilThe3rdGeneration or iCantBelieveIPaidGoodMoneyForThis

ereal
ereal

AppLet = The Apple Tablet!

dbarnard1
dbarnard1

Steve was on the floor of CES, talking it up like a good old fashioned pitch man. "Ladies and Gentlemen! Come one, come all! Step right up and see the new... wait for it... ...iBook! (?) Not kidding - that's what he said.

Charles Bundy
Charles Bundy

Hmmm, this one is pretty wide-open for humor!

jcarvalho
jcarvalho

Maybe it sounds too casual ... like jotting something down. How 'bout a spot where cuneiform clay tablets were found, like Hattusa or Hazor.

Vulpinemac
Vulpinemac

Oh, wait. Microsoft might not like that.

Lucko
Lucko

Cure all tablet?

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