Last year, Cisco unveiled its Cius tablet. At this week's Consumer Electronics Show, it was announced that the device will be launched by Verizon Wireless in March of this year. The Cius will use Verizon's new LTE network and will also support 3G for connectivity in areas where LTE is not available. According to PCWorld, Cisco is also having discussions with other carriers about offering the tablet.
The Cisco Cius is geared for enterprise users, runs on Android 2.2, and is designed to run Cisco collaboration applications, such as video and other forms of communication. The 7-inch tablet includes a backlit, WSVGA capacitive touchscreen LCD, a front-facing camera that offers HD video communication with Cisco telepresence interoperability, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for still pictures or VGA-quality video. Cius supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, boasts 1 GB RAM and 32 GB of eMMC flash memory and a removable 5200 mAh battery that is expected to last up to 8 hours for typical business use.