Jetblue Airways will provide email and instant-messaging services, as it tests the new products one of its flights this coming Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Jetblue customers will be able touse their Wi-Fi enabled laptops together with Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger. Blackberry smartphone models 8820 and BlackBerry Curve 8320 will also be allowed to send email and instant messages. If successful, the services will be extended to all of JetBlue's flights.
Yahoo and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion have been quietly working with the air carrier for months, the Journal said.
The service will initially be limited to two-way texting and plant-to-ground e-mail.
Other carriers working on providing inflight email and Internet services are American Airlines and Virgin America.