Cisco launches business tablet

Android powered device combines phone and computer
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Android powered device combines phone and computer

US networking vendor Cisco has launched a tablet PC aimed at the business market, combining a removable computer device and a telephone docking station.

The Cius is capable of HD video streaming, real-time video, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing, and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored locally or centrally in the cloud.

The device is powered by Google's Android mobile operating system, and has full access to is growing list of apps. The device also provides Cisco with its own physical outlet for its range of communication and networking services.

Tony Bates, senior vice president and general manager, enterprise, commercial and small business at Cisco said:

"Cisco Cius epitomizes how the network is changing the way we live, work, learn and play. This platform can transform how healthcare professionals advance patient care; how retailers deliver service experiences to consumers, or how universities deliver world-class education to their students. Best of all, Cisco Cius offers IT functions a way to dramatically lower the cost-per-user of provisioning those new experiences."