An Android 2.2 (Froyo) tablet designed primarily for business use, the Cius joins the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola Xoom as the only tablets that will be compatible with Verizon’s high-speed data network. The other 4G LTE products that Verizon intends to release later this year include four smartphones, two notebooks, and two mobile hotspot devices.
With a 7-inch touchscreen display, the Cius features a 720p high definition, front-facing camera and a single button for Telepresence interoperability. In addition to its 4G capabilities, the Cius will have Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.
The Cius, which was initially announced in June of last year, can be also docked in the optional HD audio station, which sports a telephone handset speakerphone, HD DisplayPort, and USB ports.
General availability of the Cisco Cius is expected to begin in Q1 of 2011.