American Airlines to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab for in-flight entertainment

Samsung Telecommunications America
announced that American Airlines will offer Galaxy Tab 10.1 mobile tablets for
premium class in-flight entertainment.

Earlier this month we made history by
launching the world’s thinnest large screen tablet currently available and
today we unveil another first with American Airlines’ selection of the Galaxy
Tab 10.1,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile.

American Airlines, a founding member of the
oneworld Alliance, plans to deploy 6,000 of the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices
onboard select flights beginning later this year.

The tablets will replace the airline’s
current personal entertainment device in American’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.

Our engagement with American Airlines
further illustrates the growing interest and demand we’re seeing from
enterprise customers for the Samsung Galaxy portfolio. 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,” said Tim Wagner, vice president and general manager of enterprise
sales for Samsung Mobile.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 combines the Android
platform, ultra-slim, lightweight design, a brilliant 10-inch touchscreen and
array of applications enhancing the in-flight entertainment experience for
travelers onboard American Airlines.

Through our agreement with Samsung,
American is the first North American airline to offer a branded tablet onboard
its aircraft. We are working hard to revitalize our fleet and invest wisely in
new products and services to modernize and enhance the travel experience.
Working with Samsung to outfit our premium cabins with the innovative Galaxy
Tab will give our premium customers a modern and innovative in-flight entertainment
experience.” said Virasb Vahidi, chief commercial officer, American Airlines.

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