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Emirates airline is choosing tablets using Microsoft s Windows 8 operating system over Apple s iPads on its airplanes.

Microsoft said Monday Emirates will start using 100 HP ElitePad 900 devices by the end of January and will use 1,000 devices total in 2013.

The flight crew will use the KIS app to offer personalized service. It includes tracking the preferences of passengers on previous flights, such as food, beverage and seating choices.

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