Coffee, tea, or Zune HD?
Tech blog Engadget is reporting that UAL's
The trial finds Microsoft
This entertainment trial is a bold extension of the existing relationship between the carrier and Mr. Softy. United's in-flight audio switched over to 21 channels of Zune-branded music offerings, ideally promoting Microsoft's streaming music service.
Don't dismiss the power of airlines to make a difference. JetBlue
The Zune HD test may not bear fruit overnight -- even on a red-eye flight. Passengers are unlikely to toss their Apple or SanDisk
The flight may get bumpy along the way, but Microsoft hopes that it knows where it's landing when it comes to United's captive passengers.
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