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After posting some news regarding Continental’s LiveTV and WiFi announcement I decided to do a little reading.

Come to find out, the WiFi implementation being pursued by Continental is the same technology in place on a test aircraft for JetBlue.

This technology comes with a caveat, it only works on certain Blackberry devices and only provides Yahoo! centric content. Yahoo! Mail is available (if you have it) but it is an extremely slimmed down version, offering little advantage for business travelers without WiFi enabled Blackberries.

I have to give this a thumbs down. Continental should pursue something similar to what American Airlines is in the process of testing, restricted, but not pigeonholed, internet access.

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