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FREE Cisco Cius business tablet with every Cisco purchase
Mon, 8/29/11 - 11:59pm    View comments

CiscoCius Business TabletToday, online Cisco retail partner - CDW is offering the new Cisco Cius business tablet for the ridiculously low price of only $946.99.

Earlier this month, SimpleRNA blogged that Cisco's new Cius app store, AppHQ, had a whopping grand total of 5,000 apps downloaded.

Personally, I think Cisco is stooping for pennies and passing up the big bucks!

How so?

Well, I think the real payday for Cisco is selling apps for the Cius!

As an example, view the $19.99 Quickoffice app for the Cisco Cius below:


In my personal opinion, the only way Cisco will ever have a thriving Cius business is by having a thriving App store business. And the only way Cisco will ever have a thriving App store is by having Cius business tablets in the hands of enterprises everywhere!

Perhaps it's time for Cisco to borrow a page from what made the William Wrigley Jr. Company successful (i.e. offer a FREE Cius business tablet with every Cisco purchase):

"In 1892, William Wrigley, Jr., the company's founder, began packaging chewing gum with each can of baking powder. The chewing gum eventually became more popular than the baking powder itself and Wrigley's reoriented the company to produce the popular chewing gum."

Related stories:

Cisco Cius: Only 5000 Apps Downloaded at Appstore?

Cisco exec: "Demand for Cius is higher than we expected"

Why Cisco Business Tablet Marketing is Broken

Which Enterprise Tablet? Cisco Cius or HP TouchPad

AppHQ, Cisco's Empty App Store

iPad competitors: The top 20 to watch

Apple iPad and the 7 inch Competitors

How Cisco derived the clever name of its new tablet, Cius

What's your take, am I totally whacked?

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