Samsung is making 6,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi tablets available on select American Airlines flights later this year, marking an inroad into the enterprise.
found and interesting way to gain traction for its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet
computers: get them on airplanes as media entertainment devices.
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
will replace the airline's current personal entertainment device in AA's
premium cabins on transcontinental flights between New York's John F. Kennedy
International Airport 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
customize the Tab for American's in-flight entertainment needs, including the
addition of expanded memory.
represents a creative way for a tablet maker to sell its wares in an enterprise
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.
Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 3.1 "Honeycomb" operating system, the Galaxy Tab
10.1 is 8.6 millimeters thin and weighs only 1.25 pounds.
The slate, a
legitimate challenger to Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad, is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Vida Tetra
2 processor, and employs a 1280 by 800 resolution display, a 2-megapixel
front-facing camera for video chats and a 3MP rear camera.
T-Mobile (NYSE:T) began selling
"a limited quantity" of the WiFi-only Tab 10.1 exclusively at the Best Buy
Union Square store in New York City on June 8, for $499 for the 16GB version and
$599 for the 32GB version.
17, the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available nationwide. Verizon
Wireless (NYSE:VZ) is selling a Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution)
broadband radio later this summer. Verizon will sell the 16GB model for $529.99
and the 32GB model for $629.99, both on two-year contracts.
the limited edition Google I/O Galaxy Tab 10.1 and found it to be quite
serviceable for media consumption.