Are you coming to the Cisco Disco?

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Are you coming to the Cisco Disco?

From my conspicuous absence at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis you can probably tell I'm not going to the Cisco Partner Summit this year - truth be told I'm still not feeling entirely myself after that pool party and canasta night with Cisco's top brass in Boston - but rest assured that we're still plugged into the matrix and will be bringing you the latest news and views from the conference as and when.

And in all seriousness, if you've managed to make the trip to 'Frisco for Partner Summit 2010, then have a great conference and take some time afterwards to explore the city. There's no point going all that way just to work.

This morning I was pointed at this via Twitter. It's a rumoured Cisco tablet device running the Android OS. Spec could include a front facing camera (so far so leaked iPhone), and interestingly, support for VPN and Webex, according to Ubergizmo.

If this proves to be anything more than a rumour - and I really should stress it is strictly that for now - I think it could work out well for them. John Chambers is making Cisco all about mobility, and with remote working and video capability becoming more and more important in the business world, it seems to me a natural extension of Cisco's strategy to go down the tablet route. Who knows, it could even turn out to be an iPad killer.

This was first published in April 2010

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