Apple isn’t the only company to launch an intriguing tablet device…Cisco is aiming at mobile workers with its Cisco Cius.

Cisco is billing Cius as a first-of-its-kind mobile collaboration business tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere, anytime access to the full range of Cisco collaboration, and communication applications, including HD video.

Weighing in at just 1.15 pounds, the Android-based Cius aims to battle the Apple iPad in the quest to win the hearts and minds of business users. Cius offers full telepresence interoperability, HD video streaming and real-time video, multi-party conferencing, e-mail, messaging, browsing, and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored locally or centrally in the cloud.

The Cius won’t be available until the beginning of 2011, but it promises to turn the heads of road warriors that demand a business-minded tablet.

The Cius is a strong compliment to the virtual office. A virtual office lets road warriors travel from a business meeting in New York to a business meeting in Los Angeles, for example, without missing any important calls through call forwarding services. A virtual receptionist can enhance the virtual office experience with live answering for a more professional edge.

Davinci Virtual’s virtual office solutions include add-on services such as Cisco’s WebEx Meeting Center at a special price. That means a Davinci virtual office space user could use the Cius to tap into the WebEx from anywhere. Together, a virtual office space and Cisco’s new virtual office technology help road warriors and mobile workers accomplish more no matter where they are.

At the end of the day, it’s about productivity—and communications are an essential ingredient in boosting productivity. A virtual office space helps you keep your communications professional when you can’t answer calls—and the Cius helps you keep your communications professional when you are traveling. It’s a great combination.

Check out this video on the Cisco Cius: