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Articles tagged with: aircell

American Airlines Offers Internet @ Streaming Speeds

American Airlines announced on Tuesday that it was testing a new video service for its in-flight Wi-Fi connection. Instead of using movies that are already stored on the plane, the airline would stream TV live to consumer smartphones directly on the plane. Although there was no mention of any platforms, analysts predict that Android and iOS products would be the first to receive support.

The system is backed on the reliable Aircell system and is already being tested on two Boeing 767 cross-ocean jets. Customers will be able to enjoy a demo of the service this coming summer.

Aircell Announces New Android Airphone

Aircell, an in-flight communications provider, will be releasing an in-cabin, Android-based handset in late 2011. The airphone will target business users who like the option of staying connected. Aircell claims that their airphone will offer better sound quality than your typical land-line or land-based mobile phone. Aircell chose Android for it’s ease of use and current popularity amongst mainstream callers. Although we do not currently know the details of the airphone (e.g. processor, memory, or software), we do know that it will be powerful enough for your typical multimedia use. The phone will be equipped with a 3.8-inch touchscreen, allowing for a pleasant toy to play with during your flight. The futuristic airphone also comes with…