Rumors that have been running around Silicon Valley the past few months that Cisco Systems Inc. plans to sell a tablet computer. On Monday Cisco confirms those rumors by unveiling it’s latest whiz-bang! According to a Cisco announcement on Tuesday the new device will be called Cius, and will be targeted at business customers.
For the business person Cius goes well beyond the iPad Cius provides support for a number of Cisco collaboration tools including Cisco Quad, Cisco Show and Share, Cisco WebEx Connect, Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Cisco Presence, and interoperability with Cisco TelePresence. Additionally it can be supported byCisco Unified Communications Manager.
According to the press release “customer trials of Cisco Cius will begin in the third quarter of calendar year 2010, with general availability in the first quarter of calendar year 2011.”
I want in on the trial… know anyone at Cisco who can hook me up!