The Cius has already been available for ordering since March, and the first shipment went out in the last month. Although there isn't an individual price tag set yet, Cisco reps said that it will likely hover around $750 for the Wi-Fi only version. That price could drop to $650 to $700 depending on the volume of units in a order.
3G/4G-enabled editions of the Cius are expected to roll out with AT&T and Verizon later this year.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
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