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Flying E-Mail and IM Coming on JetBlue?
"BetaBlue" A320 aircraft will fly from New York's JFK International Airport to San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday
Dec. 9, 2007 01:15 AM
In a partnership with Yahoo! and Research In Motion, the Canadian company behind the BlackBerry, JetBlue is equipping one of its Airbus A320s with a special version of WiFi that's compliant with the FCC ban on in-flight cellular communications. The result is that passengers with WiFi-enabled laptops and BlackBerry users with certain models will have airborne access to "lightweight" versions of Yahoo! e-mail and IM.
JetBlue is justly famous for its on-board DirecTV service and also offers XM satellite radio on some of its newer Airbuses. JetBlue executives have suggested that the service would not cost passengers anything extra.
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