American Airlines to Offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for In-Flight Entertainment
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Samsung has found and interesting way to gain traction for its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computers: get them on airplanes as media entertainment devices.
Samsung said June 13 it partnered with American Airlines to offer 6,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets for premium class, in-flight entertainment on select flights later this year.
The tablets will replace the airline's current personal entertainment device in AA's premium cabins on transcontinental flights between New York's JFK and Los Angeles, JFK and San Francisco, and Miami and Los Angeles served with 767-200 and 767-300 aircraft; international flights to and from Europe and South America served with 767-300 aircraft; and transcontinental flights departing from Boston to Los Angeles served with 757 aircraft.
Samsung will customize the Tab for American's in-flight entertainment needs, including the addition of expanded memory.
This represents a creative way for a tablet maker to sell its wares in an enterprise capacity.
"Our engagement with American Airlines further illustrates the growing interest and demand we're seeing from enterprise customers for the Samsung Galaxy portfolio," said Tim Wagner, vice president and general manager of enterprise sales for Samsung Mobile.