Virgin Atlantic To Demo Samsung Galaxy Tab

In what looks to be another great PR coup, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it has struck a deal with Korean manufacturer Samsung to showcase the Galaxy Tab tablet in the airline's clubhouse lounge at London's Heathrow airport.

Those waiting in that upper class area of the terminal - which is opened to Upper Class passengers and Gold card holders - will be able to use the device to watch movies, listen to music and play games as well as consult the food and drinks menu.

Passengers waiting will be able to check their emails, browse the internet and make calls as well. Samsung's UK managing director for Mobile in the UK and Ireland said that the collaboration between the two giants will allow them to "to demo the product in a real-life situation, where people have a genuine need for a portable entertainment device".

We don't know yet how many such tablets will be available to Virgin customers but chances are that many of the upper class passengers will already have their Apple iPad or their laptops with them anyway.

A couple of days ago, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Tab was going to be used as a high tech promotional tool for the London 2012 Olympic Games.