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Cisco Cius: Android Tablet for the Enterprise
#1  kjk 07-01-2010, 03:52 PM
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11156/index.html

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Applications Capabilities:
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G/4G data and Bluetooth 3.0 help employees stay connected on and off-campus

HD video (720p) with Cisco TelePresence solution interoperability for lifelike video communication with the simplicity of a phone call

Virtual desktop client enables highly secure access to cloud-based business applications

Android operating system, with access Android marketplace applications

Collaboration applications including Cisco Quad, Cisco Show and Share, WebEx, Presence, and IM

Tablet Highlights:
7” diagonal, high-resolution color screen with contact-based touch targets delivers an elegant, intuitive experience

HD Soundstation supports Bluetooth and USB peripherals, 10/100/1000 wired connectivity and a handset option

Detachable and serviceable 8-hour battery for a full day of work

Highly secure remote connections with Cisco AnyConnect Security VPN Client
HD audio with wideband support (tablet, HD Soundstation)
http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052970203296004575339352148462396.html

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The price is targeted at under $1,000 per unit, with customer trials starting in the third quarter, limited availability in December 2010, and general availability in the first quarter of 2011. Longer term, we would not be surprised if the Cius is sold into the consumer market; however, that is not the intent of Cisco's initial version.
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#2  CyGuy 07-01-2010, 04:31 PM
It has a 7" screen, Android, and a $1000 price tag? I must be missing something.
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#3  kjk 07-01-2010, 04:34 PM
Quote CyGuy
It has a 7" screen, Android, and a $1000 price tag? I must be missing something.
The "Cisco Tax"
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#4  astra 07-02-2010, 04:37 AM
Quote kjk
The "Cisco Tax"
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#5  HarryT 07-02-2010, 04:54 AM
Possibly a high price due to the applications installed on it? I'd imagine that they are not cheap. This isn't a consumer device.
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#6  kaas 07-02-2010, 05:26 AM
Actually, not too high a price if you consider that it should integrate seamlessly in the cisco UC infrastructure, has cisco Telepresence interoperability, brings Webex compatibility to Android, brings the cisco VPN client to Android (!), and is usable as a touchscreen phone with the dock...
If you then add the cisco support and tac access, you will have the reason for the cost.

cheers,

kaas
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p.s.: imagine the boost to the Android plattform after cisco tools become compatible!
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