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Virgin Australia plans to introduce the first phase of its new in-flight entertainment system by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on most of the airline’s Boeing 737 and Embraer E190 aircraft in April.


Virgin Australia's group executive of product and guest Services, Martin Daley, said that the tablet computer's high-resolution graphics and sound quality help to deliver an outstanding on-board entertainment experience. “During this first phase, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be provided to guests pre-loaded with a range of movies, television and audio programs to keep guests entertained and informed," he stated.


The Galaxy Tab is principally for Business Class guests and will be available to them on all sectors. Economy Class guests will have access to the devices on flights of over three hours, responding to customer demand for comprehensive in-flight entertainment on these longer sectors.


Daley added that this device was ideal to experience the next generation of in-flight entertainment. “Phase II will see the roll-out of the leading edge Wi-Fi system developed by Lufthansa Systems. In Phase II guests will have access to a wide range of products including video and audio streaming delivered on demand to their own personal electronic devices, Wi-Fi enabled laptops or the Samsung GalaxyTab 10.1.”


Daley said the growing number of travellers carrying their own devices opens up future possibilities for in-flight entertainment. The Wi-Fi inflight entertainment system will include:
• The ability to control and view content from personal electronic devices (PEDs) and Wi-Fi enabled laptops
• An extensive range of movies, television and audio content
• On-demand controls to start, stop, rewind, fast forward and pause content
• A selection of games for adults and children including arcade style games in future releases
• Service and product information including destination/airport guides, travel offers and Velocity information in future releases.


“Meanwhile, we are confident that our guests will find the Galaxy Tab 10.1 full of features which makes it the perfect companion for in-flight entertainment,” Daley said.

The 10.1in Galaxy Tab device includes a 16:9 screen aspect, 149 pixels per square inch, and an easy to hold and lightweight (565g) and slim design (8.6mm thick).


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