Posted on: 21 July 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Aircell is offering up to a month’s free inflight Wi-Fi data access to buyers of the Samsung Vibrant, the latest Android-powered device from T-Mobile USA and Samsung Telecommunications America. The offer is valid for one month from registration or until 31 January 2011, whichever comes first.
"As smartphones become more prevalent, we want to make it even easier for those travelling to access their email and favourite websites as well as Twitter and Facebook," says Aircell president and CEO Michael Small.
A Samsung Galaxy S device, the Vibrant comes with pre-installed applications and pre-loaded content, including James Cameron’s Avatar on a 2GB external memory card and an exclusive collector’s edition of a popular game, as well as Gogo Inflight Internet access. The phone also includes the Amazon Kindle for Android application, with access to more than 600,000 books and MobiTV, with live and on-demand TV.
The Vibrant features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display. Its Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird application processor and six-axis sensor are optimised for media and gaming.
"By combining best-selling, award-winning content and amazing hardware that brings that content to life, T-Mobile continues to deliver on its commitment to bring innovative mobile entertainment experiences to consumers’ fingertips," says Paul Cole, vice president, devices and accessories, T-Mobile USA.
"The Samsung Vibrant contains all the premium core features that the Galaxy S portfolio offers to consumers, including an industry leading display and powerful processor," adds Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile. "When you combine the Vibrant’s incredible hardware with preloaded content like Avatar, along with thousands of applications available on the Android Market, the entertainment and customisation possibilities are endless."
Gogo is currently available on nearly 1,000 commercial aircraft and over 3,500 daily flights in the Continental U.S. The service will continue to roll out on additional routes and airline partners throughout 2010 and beyond.