Cisco Launches An App Store For The Cius Tablet

Enterprise networking giant Cisco has launched an online application store for its upcoming Cius tablet PC device.

The Android based Cisco Cius tablet was unveiled at the Cisco Live 2010 conference last year.

The tablet, targeted at enterprise users, comes with voice, video, collaboration and virtualisation capabilities.

According to Cisco, the AppHQ application store has been designed to allow developers to access the tools and resources to develop, test and market applications for the Cius tablet PC device.

Enterprise IT managers will be able to manage the applications that are installed on the Cius tablets being used in their company. Additionally, enterprises will also be able to create customised storefronts for their own organisations where employees can locate and install apps on their tablet.

“Cisco is the number one provider worldwide of telepresence and telephony endpoints and with the Cisco Cius tablet and AppHQ ecosystem, Cisco is extending its leadership in networked collaboration to the mobile form factor in a highly secure and controlled way,” said Barry O'Sullivan, senior vice president, Communications and Collaboration Group, Cisco, The Australian reports.

The Cisco Cius tablet will go on sale globally on July 31 and will be priced under $750.