Apple Tablet Launch has Crazy Pre-Launch Hype

By: Chris Mahlmann Last Updated: January 27, 2010
Tablet launch has crazy pre-launch hype.  Rumored to bring peace to world, run thousands of apps, replace all books, magazines, and newspapers,
sell 1 billion units on first day, end global warming, and it has a cool 10" screen.

If you are a tech geek like me, you have been reading the rumors for quite a while that are whipping into a frenzy ahead of today's Apple Inc. launch of their tablet computer Wednesday.  It may be called the iSlate, iTablet, iPad, iCoolest Thing Ever, or something similar.  There have been sneak peeks, confirmations on CNBC, FB and Twitter feeds, WSJ reports, and a Mashable channel devoted entirely to minute by minute updates prior to and after the announcement.

Apple sent out a statement urging media to "come see our latest creation" at an event in San Francisco on Jan. 27, but as it typical for them, did not divulge much more.

Let us know once the announcement is made what you are most excited about. What feature, capability, app, or news about the device got your attention or do you think will be a game changer?  Did the launch live up to the hype?  Are you going to buy one once it is available?