Cisco’s Cius could have been a potential winner in the tablet stakes. As everyone looks to challenge the iPad, originally for me it was who will make quality video conferencing work on a tablet. Ciscos acquisition of Tandberg seemed a wise move when you take their video conferencing know how and merge this with a tablet. Obviously the push is business and in particular medicine but I would like to see how it might fit in into education.
Unfortunately it offers very little that an iPad doesn’t already do very, very well. Add facetime or Vidyo into the mix and the iPad wins hands down. Haven’t seen the Cius yet? check out: