Lufthansa announced yesterday that it will re-launch onboard Internet service next year in conjunction with Panasonic Avionics following a nearly four-year hiatus sparked by Connexion by Boeing's 2006 failure. Hinted at last week (ATWOnline, Oct. 8), LH and Panasonic yesterday introduced an inflight product that will include allowing passengers to surf the Web, transfer data over standard mobile networks and send SMS text messages using laptop computers, PDAs, iPhones and BlackBerry devices. ...

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