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AT&T to Unleash the Cisco Cius Tablet on the Nation's Fastest Mobile Broadband Network

May 11, 2011 | William Zimmerman
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Highly Intuitive Tablet Helps AT&T Business Customers Mobilize for Increased Efficiency

AT&T* announced today plans to offer the Cisco Cius™ to its business customers. The Cisco Cius is an ultra-portable mobile tablet that enables access to essential business applications for virtually anywhere, anytime collaboration. Cisco expects the Cius to be available for AT&T's HSPA+ network in the fall of 2011.

"We are mobilizing the day to day activities of our business and government customers, helping them act quicker for maximum agility and profitability," said Shawn Conroy, vice president of voice, collaboration and unified communications services, AT&T Business Solutions. "The Cisco Cius further extends our leading portfolio of enterprise mobility devices, and this is the latest example of our commitment to helping organizations of all sizes increase business velocity."

The Cisco Cius, which can be used with AT&T's world class network and strong portfolio of unified communication services and applications, is specifically designed to meet business enterprise needs. It empowers businesses with the critical communications, computing, and collaboration capabilities that they need to be productive whether employees are in the office or working remotely. These capabilities include access to key business applications, including interoperable HD video communications, conferencing, presence, instant messaging, and desktop virtualization, among others.

Through AT&T Foundry innovation centers, AT&T and Cisco are jointly collaborating with 3rd party developers to create innovative and intuitive business applications for the Cisco Cius. The developers' program provides invited developers with a unique  opportunity to bring new mobile business applications to market.  The program aims to accelerate the velocity of apps development to enhance the experience of AT&T Cius customers. The AT&T Foundry initiative facilitates innovation through a diverse, collaborative community supported by a network of strategic technology companies.

Sporting a 7-inch, high-resolution, multi-capacitive touch screen, the Cisco Cius is ultra-lightweight, portable, and easily fits into a suit pocket or small bag.  In the office, the Cisco Cius rests in an optional High Definition media station in support of wired connectivity for a full desktop experience. On the go, the tablet supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks, including AT&T's HSPA+ network. Users can send e-mails, message, and browse the Web, as well as create, edit, share, and store content locally on the device or centrally in the cloud. Voice and video calls are supported in wired environments.

Because the Cisco Cius can deliver a rich and mobile computing, communications, and collaboration experience, businesses can consolidate the number of devices employees need. Additionally, access to business applications on the Cisco Cius can be open or controlled, depending on the business organization's preference.

"Business professionals today demand mobile devices that combine communication, collaboration, and a powerful computing solution," said Steve Slattery, vice president and general manager, IP Communications business unit, Cisco. "The Cisco Cius united with AT&T's world-class network helps provide just the interaction and information they need to fundamentally change how employees go about their work."

Cisco Cius features include:

  • Operating System: Android OS
  • Apps: AT&T, Cisco and Android apps
  • Flash Support: Yes
  • Multitasking: Yes
  • Screen: 7-inch, multi-touch widescreen color display
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 600
  • Camera: Dual front and rear facing cameras
  • Ports:  micro-USB (tablet); standard USB (HD media station)
  • Navigation: GPS
  • Storage: 32 GB internal flash
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G
  • Dimensions: 8.85 x 5.5 x 0.59 in. (225 x 140 x 15 mm)
  • Weight: 1.15lbs (0.52kg)

AT&T provides business customers with a range of new, innovative solutions, applications and devices that help make their lives and workplaces more efficient and productive.  AT&T is the only U.S. company committed to delivering 4G using both HSPA+ and LTE technologies - providing a faster and more consistent experience for customers. AT&T has completed the deployment of HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with expanded backhaul.

For more than two decades, AT&T and Cisco have collaborated to provide value and leadership in enterprise networking. AT&T currently offers more Cisco-certified managed services than any other provider in the world. 

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.






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