Recently Cisco unveiled its Cius tablet PC running the Android 2.0 OS aimed squarely at business users. This is a game changer. As you will see from one of my previous posts – back in Siemens over a decade ago, Cisco pulled the market as it changed the desktop paradigm for voice 10 years ago.
Apparently, the custom UI has been built to enable contacts to be reached quickly and has been designed to integrate Cisco’s enterprise collaboration and communication applications extending video and web conferencing out to the and user.
This is a real ‘cloud’ play considering the specification of the Cius Said to be capable of handling high definition video, both streaming and real-time , 7 inch, 1024 x 600, WSVGA capacitive touchscreen LCD, with 3-axis accelerometer and ambient light sensor. The video conferencing (or should we say multi-party conferencing) is made possible via a 720p/30 frames per second camera to the front and dual noise-canceling microphones. There’s also a 5 megapixel camera at the rear capable of VGA quality video and still image capture, with 8x digital zoom.
This is an end point – its got huge appeal to all business users and importantly Cisco can power the service using its Collaboration services both Hosted and on-premise. Powerful – small business and global enterprise play.
Cisco’s collaborative approach to the market is gaining them traction and some seriously powerful alliances.
I love it.
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