Remember the Cius tablet PC that Cisco, the undisputed leader worldwide in the filed of networking had first unveiled in 2010 and was one of the few tablets that was made purely for an enterprise application? Well, the Cius tablet is in the news again and this time, its all for good reasons. For Cisco has now announced the tablet would be ready for a market release in the spring of 2011. And its Verizon Wireless that would be providing the communication support for the new tablet.
The most striking aspect of the Cius tablet PC will be the integration of LTE modules in them which would make the tablet much better suited to deliver optimum tablet experience in a business environment. LTE’s core advantages of higher speeds and low latencies will compliment Cisco’s collaborative business software suite, something that Cisco believes will only add to the Cius tablet’s appeal. However, the initial lot of Cius tablets will only be 3G enabled as Cisco has stated they would be including the LTE stuff into the tablets only from the second half of the year.
About the rest of the tablet, it runs the Google Android 2.2 operating system and has a 7 inch touchscreen display upfront. Of course there will be no dearth of suitable apps to run on the Cius while Cisco on its part has stated the tablet’s security and its VPN capabilities won’t be an issue.
However, one will have to wait till March to have a grasp of the real picture.