In Pictures: Tablet flops, flubs and fluffs

iPad notwithstanding, selling tablets is tough

Cisco’s Cius

Cisco announced its Cius tablet to much fanfare in 2010, shipped it in 2011 and has all but killed it in 2012. The Android-based device with a 7-inch touchscreen sought to appeal to corporate IT pros looking to promote communication and collaboration. But by Cisco’s own admission, the Cius fell victim to BYOD, the trend to allow workers to bring their personal devices to work and connect them to corporate networks. If employees could be more productive using their own tablets and phones, why should businesses make investments in similar products? The answer to that was they shouldn’t.

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