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Network World - 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
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.
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
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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