AT&T will be helping Google’s Android platform make a strong push for the enterprise market come this fall when the Cisco Cius tablet will be launched with its corporate push.
Aside from the enterprise-driven communications features of the Cius, which will come pre-loaded with Cisco’s collaboration suite and come with video conferencing with Cisco TelePresence service, the tablet will also tap into other third-party apps. Cisco is also planning on releasing an HD media station accessory and the tablet will come with a removable battery for 8 hours of computing time.
The 7-inch Android slate will also use HSPA+ technology, which AT&T is marketing as 4G, for mobile broadband Internet connectivity. However, when it launches this fall, AT&T would have begun to migrate to LTE technology for mobile broadband.
Pricing for the Cius model was not yet announced, but both companies said that the tablet will retail for less than $1,000.