Cisco's tablet to be available in Latin America by end of July

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cisco's new collaboration tablet Cius and its developers tool AppHQ will be available in Latin America by the end of July, the company announced in a webcast.

The Android-based tablet, which has not been on sale yet in the region, will cost about US$750 and will be offered through Cisco's partner channels to companies.

"We know there are a lot of tablets, but this is more than a computing device. It's about cloud computing, virtual desktop, and [is] even more than just a communication device.... It's the possibility of taking that capability from the office to anywhere. And our main focus is not consumers but enterprises," said Cisco's senior director of product management, Tom Puorro.

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AppHQ provides developers with the tools and resources to create and sell applications for Cisco Cius, and also allows IT managers to control which application can be used on the tablets.

The tablet has a 7-inch screen and allows collaboration within offices through use of teleconferencing and document sharing. It has integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G and 4G, and Bluetooth 3.0.