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  • Delta Airlines Changes Course on Apple iPads


    After an extensive iPad trial, Delta Airlines has made it official. The airline is not sticking with Apple. Instead, Delta is going to equip pilots with the Surface 2.

    Surprising some, Delta opted against using the iPad for its planned electronic flight bag program despite the reliance upon iPads by other rival airlines. Delta, however, has other plans.

    "In less than two years, Delta cockpits will be paperless as we roll-out the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet running Windows 8.1 RT as our company-issued device," the airline notified employees.

    "The 757/767 fleet will be the first to make the transition with the 777, 747 and MD88 as fast followers," the statement continues. "Look for an announcement from Delta and Microsoft in the coming days about our partnership on the initiative."

    According to a published report from WindowsITpro, Delta still lets pilots bring their own iPads with them on flights. "But with the move to company-standard Surface 2 devices," the report reads, "that could be changing." Delta reportedly wants current iPad Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) users to transition to a company-issued device.

    Source: WindowsITpro
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Delta Airlines Changes Course on Apple iPads started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. tongxinshe's Avatar
      tongxinshe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      8gb of ram, 512gb hard drive.
      I wonder whether you really beware what you were saying. We are talking about 1 lbs tablets here, not 5 lbs laptops.

      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      So keep laughing at the Surface Pro, .
      Again you obviously don't beware what you were saying. This thread is talking about Surface 2 (Windows RT), not Surface Pro 2.

      By the way, everyone agrees that Surface Pro (the 1st edition or the 2) is a good product, but to compete in the tablet world, it needs to cut its price in half and cut its weight in half.