Go to school, get a Lumia 900: all incoming Seton Hall University freshmen to receive a Windows Phone
Granted, this’ll be just one more way for upperclassmen to quickly identify the newbies, but all incoming freshmen to New Jersey’s Seton Hall University will be given a Nokia Lumia 900 upon orientation, as a means to integrate technology with the school’s curriculum — quite similar to previous efforts that we’ve seen for the iPad and iPhone. Not to stop there, university officials hope to make the smartphone a key component of student life with the SHUmobile app and its Freshman Experience hub. Here, freshmen may interact with each other via social media and direct messaging, find peer academic advisors, learn about their future housing situation and get to know their roommates. As for mobile service, it’s said that students will receive pre-paid access to AT&T through the fall semester. After that, it seems that freshman will need to pick up the bill or leverage WiFi networks to remain connected. To learn more of how SHU is thinking very differently, just hop the break for the PR.
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