Today was finally the day that all the rumors were laid to rest (though the online buzz actually increased significantly).  Steve Jobs unveiled the newest Apple entry, the iPad, officially ending one of the largest guessing games of what it would be called.

While we’ll leave discussing the actual pros and cons of the iPad to others, we do have to wonder about the name.  Were the connotations and previous jokes completely forgotten?  Surely the name was run by someone.  Surely.

Not that the name alone could necessarily drag down the product (like the infamous NOVA), and Apple did catch everyone by surprise (in a recent Mashable vote, iSlate was the winner).  And good or bad, everyone is talking about it.

So what do you think?  Naming mistake or naming genius?