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

Screen

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"

Weight

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

Ports

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

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

Wireless

Avaya Flare: Wi-Fi

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

Cameras

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

Processor

Avaya Flare: Intel Atom 1.6GHz

Cisco Cius: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz

Memory

Avaya Flare: 1GB RAM, 4GB flash

Cisco Cius: 1 GB RAM, 32 GB flash

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