September 15, 2010, 8:26 PM — 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)
ScreenAvaya Flare: 11.6 inches; 1,366x768 WXGA; onscreen keyboardCisco Cius: 7 inches; 1,024x600 WSVGA; dupports multitouch gesture commands
DimensionsAvaya Flare: 13" x 9.25" x 0.625"Cisco Cius: 8.85" x 5.5" x 0.59"
WeightAvaya Flare: 3.25 lbs.Cisco Cius: 1.15 lbs.
Battery lifeAvaya Flare: 3 hours at full HD videoconferencingCisco Cius: Estimated 8 hours for typical business use
PortsAvaya Flare: 10/100 Ethernet (1), USB 2.0 (2)Cisco Cius: Micro USB (1), HDM1, 3.5 mm headphone jack
WirelessAvaya Flare: Wi-FiCisco Cius: Two options, Wi-Fi only or 3G and 4G
CamerasAvaya Flare: Front: 720p and 30 fps (5Mp). Rear: NoneCisco Cius: Front: 720p and 30 fps. Rear: 5Mp
Operating systemAvaya Flare: Android 2.1Cisco Cius: Android 2.2
ProcessorAvaya Flare: Intel Atom 1.6GHzCisco Cius: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz
MemoryAvaya Flare: 1GB RAM, 4GB flashCisco Cius: 1 GB RAM, 32 GB flash
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