Tablet wars: Avaya Flare vs Cisco Cius

Avaya announces Avaya Flare that challenges Cisco's Cius


See how Avaya's Flare stacks up against Cisco's Cius tablet as these two contenders enter an arena dominated by the iPad.

Avaya has announced Flare, a tablet with docking station that supports hi-def video calling. It's set to go head to head with Cisco's Cius tablet announced earlier this summer. Here's how these two contenders stack up against each other as they enter an arena dominated by the iPad. (See also: Nine real iPad alternatives and 7 New Windows 7 Tablets


Avaya Flare: 11.6 inches; 1,366x768 WXGA; onscreen keyboard

Cisco Cius: 7 inches; 1,024x600 WSVGA; dupports multitouch gesture commands

Photos of Cius and Flare Dimensions

Avaya Flare: 13" x 9.25" x 0.625"

Cisco Cius: 8.85" x 5.5" x 0.59"


Avaya Flare: 3.25 lbs.

Cisco Cius: 1.15 lbs.

Battery life

Avaya Flare: 3 hours at full HD videoconferencing

Cisco Cius: Estimated 8 hours for typical business use


Avaya Flare: 10/100 Ethernet (1), USB 2.0 (2)

Cisco Cius: Micro USB (1), HDM1, 3.5 mm headphone jack


Avaya Flare: Wi-Fi

Cisco Cius: Two options, Wi-Fi only or 3G and 4G


Avaya Flare: Front: 720p and 30 fps (5Mp). Rear: None

Cisco Cius: Front: 720p and 30 fps. Rear: 5Mp

Operating system

Avaya Flare: Android 2.1

Cisco Cius: Android 2.2


Avaya Flare: Intel Atom 1.6GHz

Cisco Cius: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz


Avaya Flare: 1GB RAM, 4GB flash

Cisco Cius: 1 GB RAM, 32 GB flash

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