INQ Launches in India

INQ today launched its social mobile phones in India. With MS Dhoni, captain of the Indian cricket team, as its spokesperson and Aircel as launch partner, the company hopes to sell INQ Mini 3G and the INQ Chat 3G in large volumes in India.

American Airlines Boosts In-flight Broadband Plans, to Add 300 More Planes

American Airlines (s amr), which has so far been offering the Gogo in-flight wireless broadband on nonstop flights between New York JFK and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami, says that it will add the service to an additional 300 planes over the next two years. American will install the Aircell system on its domestic MD-80 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft fleets, beginning with 150 MD-80 aircraft this year. I see this as a good way to capitalize on a captive audience with nowhere to go. With service that costs between $7.95 and $12.95 based on the length of the flight, it is one helluva racket. The downside of this good news: We need to update our In-Flight Broadband Cheat Sheet.

U.S. In-flight Broadband Is A-gogo by Spring

In-flight broadband will take to the skies this spring. Passengers flying Virgin America and American Airlines in and out of New York will be offered gogo, a new service from Aircell that the company claims will provide broadband speeds in the friendly skies of 2 megabits per second.