3. Cius It Now
Perhaps Cisco's most intriguing single product announcement of 2010, the Cius is an Android-based tablet that the company is positioning as a UC and collaboration endpoint. Not many details -- including pricing -- have been revealed since the Cius' late June debut, and the tablet itself won't be available until March 2011 at the earliest. But the unveiling of the Cius was enough to get -- and keep -- the Cisco channel abuzz, first because it's Cisco with a snazzy-looking new device, second because it appears to be a strong UC (and desktop virtualization) play, third because it's a tablet in a year where tablet computers are being judged on their enterprise business and channel sales potential, and fourth because it's an Android-based device announced in a year when Android growth took off like a rocket.