Will Cisco's Cius be an enterprise tablet game-changer or a tablet market also-ran? Time will provide the answer, but for the moment, as Cisco prepares to launch the Cius globally on July 31, Cisco is banking on enterprise business users wanting a tablet device that can provide more specific UC and enterprise-class features than their consumer-centric iPads and other tablets. In a media event this week, Cisco offered the most details yet on how it hopes to market Cius effectively with so much competition.
"We believe we sunk a lot of technology into this device," said Tom Puorro, senior director, product management, collaboration solutions at Cisco. "We've designed the device to be very broad in its capabilities, and [not just designed] for a particular use case. [This is] a lot of power focused on the enterprise user."
Here's a look at some of the finer points of Cisco's tablet contender.