It seems to me that Cisco want to compete with Apple on the touch screen devices market. The Cisco Cius product confirm this.
OK, skipping the funny part of this story, honestly I believe that Cisco is making efforts to take the (still) open part of the tablet devices market that is not so developed in this moment, and by this I mean the touch screen devices for professional use.
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