It won’t just be Apple and Samsung cornering the in-air tablet market — Motorola has scored a deal with Alitalia to put the Xoom 2 into every aspect of the Italian airline’s flights. Passengers riding high in the Business and Magnifica classes on longer Middle Eastern and Russian flights will now get to use the Android slate if the aircraft doesn’t already have an in-flight entertainment system. At the front, attendants will get a passenger manifest app that lets them scratch travelers’ itches based on their flight history. And just to form the triumvirate that Italy loves so well, Alitalia will outfit 10 of its lounges with the current Xoom to keep well-heeled passengers on top of the news before they board. There’s no word on expansion plans that would let us play FIFA on that next JFK-to-Rome trip, but we can always brush up on our Italian through an illustrative video below.
Motorola Xoom 2 says buongiorno to Alitalia’s cockpits and cabins (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:05:00 EST.