First look at Cisco Cius tablet and AppHQ platform

First look at Cisco Cius tablet and AppHQ platform

Summary: A year after it was first introduced, Cisco Systems has trotted out its Cisco Cius tablet again for a closer look along with a brand new platform for deploying and buying mobile apps called AppHQ. Here's a hands-on first look.

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  • Although at first glance and even on paper this tablet is reminiscent of the not-so-popular BlackBerry PlayBook, the Cisco Cius tablet actually functions quite differently. (For starters, there is a native email app that supports IMAP, POP, Exchange and more for running both personal and business accounts.)

    For a more coverage about Wednesday's event, check out the announcement coverage as well as our hands-on video.

  • It's also a bit bulkier than the PlayBook, and definitely thicker than the latest Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab collection. However, it fits rather perfectly into the telephone docking station its intended for as the Cius is built for teleconferencing and other work collaboration purposes.

  • The Cisco Cius sports an HDMI port that can be used to turn the Cius into a virtual desktop for the nearest compatible monitor.

    Another key feature on the Cius is the swappable battery. With the included battery, users can expect between six to eight hours of usage time on a single charge. The replaceable battery will double that time up to 16 hours of work time. Pricing hasn't been announced yet as to how much a spare battery will cost.

Topics: Laptops, Cisco, Hardware, Mobility, Tablets

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  • RE: First look at Cisco Cius tablet and AppHQ platform

    Not much of a looker but fits its companys background.
    Fletchguy
    • RE: First look at Cisco Cius tablet and AppHQ platform

      I don't like the design, but the features I read about and they seem to be ultra healthy. Thanks for the review.
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  • RE: First look at Cisco Cius tablet and AppHQ platform

    that's the ugliest tablet I've ever seen!
    mookiemu
  • RE: First look at Cisco Cius tablet and AppHQ platform

    It is not a very smart design because it is running Android.
    jfreedle2@...