The BBC's Jonny Dymond uses an e-reader at Washington National Airport
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US clears gadgets for take-off use

Aviation regulators have cleared the safe use of mobile devices during take-off and landing for US airlines.

Aviation regulators have cleared the safe use of mobile devices during take-off and landing for US airlines.

US carriers are expected to let passengers use smartphones, tablets, and e-book readers from gate to gate by the end of the year.

Internet connections for email, web surfing, and downloading will be prohibited below 10,000 feet.

The BBC's Jonny Dymond reports from Washington National Airport.