First look at Cisco Cius tablet and AppHQ platform

Cisco Cius

The Cisco Cius sports an HDMI port that can be used to turn the Cius into a virtual desktop for the nearest compatible monitor.

Another key feature on the Cius is the swappable battery. With the included battery, users can expect between six to eight hours of usage time on a single charge. The replaceable battery will double that time up to 16 hours of work time. Pricing hasn't been announced yet as to how much a spare battery will cost.


Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.


With all the new "Pads" showing up, most people have given up. There all iPad copies. Late bloomers showing up at a party. It's getting a little ridicules, every one of them are full of Apple DNA, and not much to offer. In the end, they will all end up making money for Apple. If Apple wins the patent wars, most of the clone manufactures will have to pay royalties to Apple. I only hope that something good will come out of this.