American Airlines to offer Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1

The American Airlines recently signed a landmark agreement with leading mobile phone provider Samsung Mobile to provide Galaxy Tab 10.1 mobile tablets for premium class in-flight entertainment.

By ordering the world’s thinnest mobile tablet currently available, the American Airlines has become the first North American airline to feature branded tablets onboard.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1, a Wi-Fi enabled tablet measuring at just 8.6 millimeters is the thinnest large screen tablet available in the world. Powered by the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) platform, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens and broader support of USB accessories, external keyboards, joysticks and gamepads.

The airline said in a statement that it is planning to deploy 6,000 new Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices onboard select flights beginning later this year.

The American Airlines reservations premium cabins’ current personal entertainment device will be replaced by the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 on transcontinental flights between international flights to and from Europe and South America; New York’s JFK and Los Angeles, JFK and San Francisco, and Miami and Los Angeles; and transcontinental flights departing from Boston to Los Angeles.

Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile, said, “Earlier this month we made history by launching the world’s thinnest large screen tablet currently available and now we unveil another first with American Airlines’ selection of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. As we continue to grow our enterprise customer base, we’re committed to empowering a connected mobile workforce and enabling leading companies like American Airlines to enhance their customers’ experience by providing world-class entertainment and enterprise-ready devices.”

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