Cisco is surely on to something: an enterprise mobile videophone? $500,000 internet backbone router with cute modular Flip video cam? Or maybe they just want a consumer horse besides Linksys in their stable that clearly has some legs: Flip's video cams have sparked a netbook-like fever, with everyone and their brother getting into the tiny HD camcorder game. The deal is expected to close by Cisco's fourth quarter of 09.
Cisco has been so active in buying property and re-selling it that it seems reasonable that they are just trying to flip it.
Get it — "flip it"? It is like a joke on the name of the video camera, but it also means to re-sell it. Kind of funny. Don't you think? I worked on that one all night. Don't thank me. Really. It's okay.