Laura Sydell Laura Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for the NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and NPR.org.

The iPad contains no major new technology, which meant it got a big ho-hum from some analysts. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Waiting To See If The Hype Overshadows The iPad

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Apple Unveils Much-Heralded iPad

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Apple Posts Earnings Ahead Of Mysterious Unveiling

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Tom Bodkin of The New York Times displays a tablet computer at the American Society of Newspaper Editors annual convention in 2006. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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What's The Allure Of Tablet Computers?

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Donations To Haiti Pour In Via Text Message

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After E-Mail Attacks, Google May Pull Out Of China

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Hot Gadgets Vie For Attention At Electronics Show

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Broadcasters Line Up To Announce 3-D TV

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World Awaits Release Of Google Phone

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Will 'Get What You Want' Leave A Cultural Gap?

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