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[mass noun] Software or hardware that has been advertised but is not yet available to buy, either because it is only a concept or because it is still being written or designed.
- ‘Yes, clearly, some of these technologies are overhyped or vaporware, and some may go nowhere.’
- ‘While some have accused the product of being vaporware, it certainly is getting plenty of attention.’
- ‘When you talk to many developers today about Web services, you'll get the glassy eyed stare of someone who has dealt with vaporware for far too long.’
- ‘We should stop development on all new, and old products and concentrate on making them stable instead of showing vaporware.’
- ‘One thing you can be sure of: there's no risk of downloading a virus from vaporware.’
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