Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cisco has announced ICSU, its Android tablet

Cisco, specializing in the professional world, has announced its Android tablet, the ICSU. Aimed at the business world, it is based on an Atom platform and runs on Android, the Google operating system. The tablet comes with a dedicated online store, the AppHQ, which can offer applications designed for the professional world.

Very secure, the tablet can be deleted remotely or in case of wrong password is entered, and Cisco provides tools to manage finely equipment, with the ability to restrain the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, access to certain functions, etc.. A dock is available, which will help transform the tablet into a "super phone business": it offers a handset and Ethernet connectivity for the tablet and it is even compatible PoE (Power over Ethernet).

The USB 2.0 and DisplayPort output are also part of the dock. Hardware, we have an Atom 1.6 GHz (without the exact model is specified, a 32GB SSD and 1GB of RAM. The tablet measures 225 x 240 x 15 mm and weighs 534 grams. The 7-inch screen that works in 1024 x 600, the tablet is 11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G while the USB 2.0 (three ports), DisplayPort and Ethernet are available on the dock.

The tablet itself even offers a microSD slot, Micro USB and HDMI output. The battery is removable (good news) and everything runs on Android 2.2.

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