In the past few years everyone has been trying to jump on the tablet bandwagon, in July 2010 Cisco announced the Cius, which was to be their iPad competitor, however now less than two years later the company has revealed that they will cease production of the Cius, according to OJ Winge, senior vice president of the company’s TelePresence Technology Group:
“Based on recent market transitions, 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.”
Those unfamiliar with the product, shouldn’t feel left out, the tablet was only made available to certain customers. The Cius tablet featured a tablet and media docking station in one, offered as a $1000 package. The tablet solution included a tablet and media docking station in one, the price was $1000 package.
Readers might know that Cisco is no stranger to killing mobile products, having last shelved its Flip consumer camera. After purchasing the Flip video business from Pure Digital in 2009 for US$590 million, Cisco decided to abandon the brand in 2011, citing a refocusing of its efforts around five main areas: core routing; switching and services; collaboration; architectures; and video.