Business users will get excited with the new Cius, a 7-inch Android tablet. It has a solid browser, being an Android device. Its browser operates over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G. Users can access business-based web apps locally or through a VPN client. In addition to that, it offers a virtual desktop through a Citrix-type client for legacy applications.
Cisco is targeting the lucrative corporate sector with its Android-powered business tablet, which is ultra-portable and weighs just 1.15lbs.
There is a 720P video conferencing, which indicates a very thickly pixeled screen and HD camera. Cicso will offer developers a chance to work with Cisco's technology. Simultaneously, Cius users can jump into the Android Marketplace for apps.
Cisco explained, “Through virtual desktop integration, the Cius [provides] flexible computing options with Cloud-based services that [offer] a compelling alternative to today's PC-on-every-desktop paradigm”.
It comprises dual noise-canceling microphones for audio conferencing, on-board accelerometer, detachable and serviceable 8-hour battery, seven inch, high-resolution widescreen super VGA touch-target display, and bluetooth/Micro-USB. Customer trials will become available during the first quarter of 2010.