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. ..."

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: