Friday, May 25, 2012

Cisco CIUS is giving up the tablet battle

This is worth a quick update, especially since some of us may be actively looking into buying those Cisco business tablets. based on a blog post from a Cisco exec:


"... Cisco will no longer invest in the Cisco Cius tablet form factor, and no further enhancements will be made to the current Cius endpoint beyond what’s available today. ..."
http://blogs.cisco.com/collaboration/empowering-choice-in-collaboration/

The resources will be redirected to software based solutions, the exec is saying, such as WebEx and jabber.


I haven's used a CIUS more than a minute here and there, but have heard it wasn't much of a competition to the iPad in user interface and ease of use. It was definitely a good video phone, but not really a good tablet.

If you never knew what a Cius is, here is a video about it: