Delta Airlines to upgrade to the Nokia Lumia 1520 from an older model

Delta Airlines to upgrade to the Nokia Lumia 1520 from an older model
Delta Airlines is upgrading to a new fleet of wide body equipment. No, Delta isn't taking a delivery of new jets, but is taking a delivery of new smartphones. The Atlanta based airline (another type of carrier than the kind we are used to writing about) is upgrading its fleet of smartphones from the Nokia Lumia 820 to the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.

Currently, flight attendants on Delta flights are using the Nokia Lumia 820 to take food orders in-flight. But that device was released October 30, 2012 and features a 4.3 inch screen with resolution of 480 x 800. With the much larger 6 inch screen (offering 1080 x 1920 resolution) on the Nokia Lumia 1520, Delta hopes to sell seat upgrades during a flight.

Delta already arms its pilots with the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet instead of those heavy chart books and flight bags that its pilots used to employ. Each tablet replaces 40 pounds of paper and using the tablets will save the airline 1.2 million gallons of fuel and lower carbon emissions by 26 million pounds over the course of a year. There is no projection on how much additional revenue Delta will receive from arming its flight attendants with the Lumia 1520 instead of the Lumia 820.

Previously, Delta would swipe a credit card in-flight, but would not know if the card was valid until after the plane touched down and the service paid for was already rendered. Now, using a secure Wi-Fi connection provided by Gogo Inc., Delta will be able to process credit card transactions in real time while in the clouds.


source: ITBusiness via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 820
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(8.1h 3G talk time)
Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

So sweet, and soon 8.1 update alerts will hit their Lumias.

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yes!! Yes!! Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is very true :|

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

lol calm down. Good to see these airlines finally getting modernized in their administrative methods. Hopefully this also has a positive effect for consumers as well.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia is rising.... king will be come back in 2 years.

16. utg001 unregistered

Can't wait for the headlines...... "Nokia's latest flagship Lumia slaughters all competition" lol One day, one day!

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

As much as I want Nokia to succeed, they'll never rise above Apple or Samsung.

26. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's the same kind of naive comments that some less insightful people said about Apple in the 90's... Are you serious?... We never know what the future might hold for the mobile market... Never is a pretty definite word..

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I get that Nokia is still out there, but for the past two quarters, they've been declining if I'm not mistaken.

39. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Like I said, that's short sighted.. It could take years, if it would ever happen, but times change.. Asus could be the next Samsung, Panasonic might be the next Apple... You never know,, but this is the most naive way to think.... The past two quarters???.... Lol!. That doesn't define a companies long term future... Look at Motorola!

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Don't fly high, everyday everyone's day come, you don't know future and you can't predict future. I'm guessing Nokia will rise. Just remember last 15 years of Nokia. Did you even think what company will come take Nokia place. Keep your attitude with you, because Your comment is telling us.

32. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Exactly, when they release Android without MS.

40. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!.. Yeah, but see the point is that in the future people might find Android repulsive, and WP cool.. We never know.. There could be something totally new come around.. Heck smartphones might be a thing of the past by 2020.. Think further by looking at the past...

2. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Processing credit card payments in the cloud in the clouds? Neat.

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I guess they could call it a 'cloudy affair'

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Very smart choice, and a fine phone indeed!!! They also need to make sure that these attendance are using the greatest, and most latest WP8.1.... ........................ Hey, I work at the airport and many passengers, who most likely have a iDroid device in their pockets, have relied on the old 1520 to get to their flights on time.. I guess WP is the best OS for getting real life things done... Sorry, folks.. No Flappy Bird here... Lol!!!!

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And, let me add that the more I work with the 1520's camera the better, and better, pictures this thing takes... This camera is very, very, very good!. It has to be in the top five camera list.. The post processing can throw you off a bit, but you have to trust it.. And, its that post processing that evens out when you use Lumias crop, and recrop feature.. I never thought I would use that feature so much, and I guess it's because it's sucked so bad on most other devices, except the 1020, that I never found it practical... But, the lossless zooming is superb on the 1520, only second to the 1020 I bet.. .................... Ever since I got my 920 all of my iDroid friends have made me take all of the important group pictures.. Facebook post don't lie, and it's obviously clear to see that they noticed my pictures were superior... Now, my 1520 blows my 1520 out of the water in imaging, so the trend continues unmatched.. ................... The downside? Audio capturing during shooting videos is by far the best of any smartphone on the market.. This thing has 4 directional/ no directional Rich Recording High Amplitude Audio Capture mics... Wow Nokia--- But, with all this greatness,,, video capture sucks, and we need a major update to improve sharpness, and overall quality, but mainly sharpness...

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Wth is an iDroid?

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It's just a quick way of saying Android and iOS.. Come on dude... Wow!

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

lol 1520 blows the 1520 out of the water.

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol.. 920..

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I can't read that much dude. Short your comments.

19. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I'm not gonna dumb things down for your attention span.. No!

34. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Its already dumb. Just make it shorter.

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I wasn't offensive dude, but you are offensive. How rude r u. I was just kidding.

33. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Here's the short version: "I am mindlessly supporting Windows Phone and misleading people into buying it"

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hahaha you r funny guy. +3310

41. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!... You don't want to side with this guy,, trust me.. Bad move.. Look at his history. I'd rather apologize to you right now then let you fall into his trap... Whatever it takes for the love of god please don't listen to Alterecho.. Lol!!!

51. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"I'd rather apologize to you right now" Then apologize. "let you fall into his trap." You mean the Windows Phone Trap i'm in? Windows Phone is the only trap around here. Nokia hardware is the bait. "Whatever it takes for the love of god please don't listen to Alterecho.." "Lol!!!"

56. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

There you go again with that whining crap again.. Nobody is going to read your pathetic quotes.. When will you ever learn? What a cry baby... Just keep buying WP devices and stay quiet.. You love WP, and we all know it..

62. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"Nobody is going to read your pathetic quotes." Those quotes are quoting your comments, hence pathetic. "When will you ever learn?" I learnt that WP is horrible. "Just keep buying WP devices and stay quiet" If i keep buying WP devices, i need to scream in anguish. "You love WP, and >we< all know it." Don't include others for your lack of perception.

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