End Of The Line: The All-Too-Short History Of Cisco's Cius


June 2010: Partners Like What They Cius

Cisco took the wraps off the Cius in June 2010 at its annual Cisco Live event and, right away, Cisco solution providers saw the business potential in the device. Granted, Apple's iPad (left) was at that point beginning its breakthrough -- particularly in the enterprise -- and the pressure was on every vendor from Hewlett-Packard to Cisco to Samsung to Acer to come up with a comparable tablet play. Above all, Cisco partners saw the Cius as a "makes sense" move for Cisco: a business-class Android tablet that would be the ultimate mobile endpoint for Cisco UC.