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Re: Where's the friggin' innovation?
said by rradina:A $1,000+ radio may be able to comply with such tight specs. An el-cheapo no-name $100 tablet; not so much. And that's before we even think of jailbreaking/rooting these devices, and changing their programmed behaviour.
How hard would it be for a phone, tablet, laptop or any mobile device (i.e. GameBoy, PSP, iPod, e-reader, whatever) to work with the aircraft and automatically disable harmful features during certain flight events?
Just last week we read about Apple's patent that attempts to change the orientation of the phone when dropped so that it lands in a manner least likely to do damage. We have a patent for that but we cannot figure out a way for the aircraft and mobile devices to work together rather than put flight attendants in the unenviable position of running an EMI Gestapo?