December 29, 2011
When first looking at the Cisco CIUS, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. Contrasted with the lightweight Samsung Galaxy Tab, the CIUS is small, chunky, and heavy. But after getting connected to our back end systems and operating it for a week, I am very impressed.
The email, calendar, and contact applications are exceptional. I have mine hooked into our Exchange server, and everything works perfectly. Emails are simple to review, and the interface layout is superior. All the meetings on my calendar appear exactly like they do on my Outlook client, with no additional meetings, no deleted meetings, and no confusing design.
Contacts are great. There is a fast search feature and all my Google contacts are sitting right there alongside my Exchange contacts. What is really cool is that the contacts are incorporated into the phone application, which is where the Cisco CIUS really starts to differentiate itself from other Android gadgets.