Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2Delta will distribute Microsoft Surface 2 tablets to its pilots and not Nokia’s “Sirius” tablet as originally planned. The move comes in the wake of a deal to distribute Nokia Lumia 820 smart phones to nearly 19,000 flight attendants. I wrote about the original Delta deal in Delta Equips 19,000 Flight Attendants with Windows Phone Handsets, but added an exclusive: Delta’s pilots would soon be given Windows tablets as well. What I didn’t reveal at the time was that Delta originally planned to go with Nokia for the tablets as well: That firm was set to launch its long-awaited Sirius tablet, which would run Windows RT, by the end of October. But now the plans have changed: Delta’s pilots will be given Surface 2 tablets instead. “In less than two years, Delta cockpits will be paperless as we roll-out the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet running Windows 8.1 RT as our company-issued device,” the airline alerted its employees recently.

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