American to Offer Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Premium Class Passengers

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  1. Funtodoimpossible
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    Computerworld — American Airlines will deploy 6,000 new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets onboard some of its international and transcontinental flights in business and first class later this year.

    The move marks the first time an airline in North America has offered a branded tablet onboard an aircraft to provide in-flight entertainment, American officials said.

    American didn't reveal the maker of its current personal entertainment device used on its planes, which will be replaced with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on certain flights.

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    Duplicate thread....please see: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/aa-to-offer-galaxy-tab-for-in-flight-entertainment.12642/
     
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    Will there be internet use on the tablet? If so, that'd be AWESOME!
    Hmmm, GRINDR on an airplane???
     
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    It would be hard on the over water flights.
     
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    Not really. They could equip the aircraft with the same system Lufthansa is using to provide internet access. But that doesn't seem to be the plan here.
     
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    The Samsung announcement is not directly connected to in-flight Internet. However, Gogo provider Aircell will be offering satellite-based service as well - see end of article Gogo In-flight Internet Slows Down – Review
     
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    Great
     
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    I like the idea, but its only a temporary step in the right direction...IFE is where its at where it isn't available yet.
     

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