Despite its inevitable comparisons to the popular Apple iPad, Cisco's Cius is viewed more as another entry point into Cisco's collaboration ecosystem and less as the company's entry into tablet computing.
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Cisco Systems' new Cius tablet for business collaboration will remain a business tool and will not become a consumer-market competitor to the iPad or Kindle, Cisco CEO John Chambers told a press roundtable at the Cisco Live conference in Las Vegas last week.
Cisco is to release a tablet device, the Cius, this year. It is a handheld device designed to help users run business applications and communicate in real time. It will be available in the third quarter of the year.