Cisco also announced App HQ, its own App store for the tablet which would provide mostly business oriented applications. Coupled with access to millions of apps at Android Market Place, the device could well be the ideal business-personal device mobile workers look for.
Cisco India-South Asia National Salees Manager for Collaboration Minhaj Zia said, the device is available in India at US$700. “It is good for collaboration through instant messengers along with GTalk, Gmail and several business productivity applications. The video is 720p high definition. Overall, we see this product ideally suited for the enterprises,” he added.
Built on Intel Atom 1.6 processor — which is used most for netbooks — Cius allows users to “carry desk phones” with them as it registered with unified communication manager and therefore act as endpoint internet telephony device. This helps users to place a video call using each other’s desk phone and get HD image of each other. It would be primarily provided as part of “end-to-end” unified communication solution stack from Cisco. “It’s not just the device, but the whole ecosystem that would offer productivity gains to companies,” Zia said.