Archos PMPs as in-flight entertainment
The day before UPS brought the Archos 704 WiFi into my life, American Airlines began passing them out (sans WiFi, of course) to transcontinental premium-class fliers for free.
Featuring a slightly modified GUI and loaded with up to 12 movies and hours upon hours of other content, each PMP is bundled with a pair of Bose QuietComfort noise cancelling headphones because first-class passengers are better than people in coach. American doesn’t put it quite as bluntly, but let’s be realistic. What else does the airline’s "plan to invest in the customer experience for passengers flying in the First Class and Business Class cabins" mean? Now, I know there’s a very significant price difference between premium and economy seats, but I thought that’s what the hot fudge sundaes were for. Ice cream in the sky evens that out, but ice cream and an Archos 704? Well, that’s just not fair.[Press release via Engadget]