updated 05:00 pm EDT, Fri April 15, 2011
Cisco's stillborn FlipLive camera spotted
An image of the FlipLive, Cisco's latest camera in its now discontinued Flip range, has shown up online thanks to Gizmodo. The camera, which would have the ability to stream video to the cloud, would have been the company's most advanced product. Cisco announced it was exiting the portable digital video camera business the day before the FlipLive was supposed to be announced.
Cisco announced the end of the Flip brand earlier this week, opting to focus on its networks in the face of added competition from ever-more capable smartphones and their built-in cameras. It also planned to trim down its Linksys router line and laid off 550 workers.