With the FAA considering lifting the ban on the use of electronics during landing and takeoff, the implications for e-reader and tablet makers could be significant. If the panel charged with reviewing the regulation finds that simple e-readers -- like lower-end models from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) -- are acceptable, while banning full-function tablets -- including Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPads and various options that run on Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android -- the impact could change how these companies approach the issue.
In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses why the decision might matter and some of the ramifications for each of these players.
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