World’s leading provider of in-flight connectivity, Aircell, unveiled the very first Aircell Smartphone, next-generation cabin handset designed specifically for business aircraft. The Aircell smartphone allows passengers to make and receive voice calls while aboard the business aircraft as easily as connectivity at ground.
To make things more spicier, the smartphone comes powered with the Android OS platform giving users access to rich-media content and advanced menu-driven features. The company expects to make the device available in late 2011.
Back in 2008, Aircell along with Gogo®, launched the in-flight internet experience at 35,000 feet. Currently, the company provides airlines with connectivity to operations and with enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and much more.
The new Aircell smartphone promises to deliver the best voice quality in aviation with a number of design features. The 3.8-inch color touchscreen display is the largest the aviation industry has ever seen. The Aircell Smartphone’s display exceeds the size of most consumer handsets on the market today.
John Wade, Aircell Executive Vice President & General Manager, told:
The result of extensive industrial design and human factors study, the Aircell Smartphone epitomizes the notion of next-generation inflight communications. It gives passengers exactly what they want – the best-sounding, best-looking and easiest-to-use handset in aviation. We’ve received extraordinary feedback from all corners of the industry on this achievement, and we look forward to bringing it to market later this year.
Aircell Smartphone Features:
1. Big, bright, 3.8″ color touchscreen display
2. Android OS platform
4. Ingenious design for interchangeable wireless or wired operation
5. High-touch design with expert use of colors, materials & finishes
6. Integrated audio jack for wired headsets & earbuds