This document sent to potential software partners doesn't tell much more about the Cisco Cius Tablet. However, it does confirmed but limited availability in Q4 2010 as well as a sub $1,000 price confirmation. This bit is particularly interesting:
5) Why is Cisco Cius twice the price of an Apple iPad? Why should I purchase Cisco Cius versus just purchasing iPad'instead?
Cisco Cius isn't a consumer device so it's not an equivalent comparison. Cisco Cius is the first-of-its- kind mobile collaboration device.