JetBlue, Yahoo and RIM Plan FREE In-Flight WiFi
Cool! It seems that JetBlue, Yahoo and Research in Motion plan to offer free, in-flight, WiFi web connections for laptop computers and advanced cell phones. RIM made the announcement yesterday.
The service will apparently allow passengers to access customized Yahoo mail and Yahoo instant messenger services on their laptops or to access corporate e-mails on WiFi enabled BlackBerrys. According to a spokesperson for RIM the first JetBlue flight offering the service will be on December 11, on Flight 641 from New York to San Francisco.
I hope this proves to be an indicator that RIM is going to start putting WiFi in more and more BlackBerrys - right now the only modern generation Berrys to have it are the BlackBerry 8820, 8320 and 8120. I think WiFi has now become a smartphone must-have... it should be included on every BlackBerry released from now on. Too bad I never fly JetBlue. Airlines....are you reading this?
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