Virgin Atlantic In-flight entertainment to use Galaxy Tab 10.1


Last week I reported on Samsung bagging a contract to power a new guest console for The Atlantic Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, and now, Sammy’s an even bigger deal: the tablet will find a hime as Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight entertainment system.

The tablet will be available to all business class flyers on Virgin’s 737 and E-190 planes, while economy class flyers can rent them on flights longer than 3 hours.

As expected, the ability to customize the operating system played a major role in the decision. But there were other factors, too, which made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 the favored option, which Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti told Australian Business Traveller when asked why not the Apple iPad 2.

The Samsung tablet is being recognized as a better product than Apple. That’s not unusual, second-generation stuff usually is. In fact, it’s getting better reviews than the iPad 2. The screen itself is better, and the [Android-based] system is a plus. It’s (also) much thinner, as you know, and overall it’s a better product.

[Source: Australian Business Traveller via Android Central]

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  1. Be prepared with a wave of vulgarities and insults from the isheep over this Virgin.

  2. I dont think the galaxy tab 10.1 is the best tablet out there.

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