University of Southern Miss plans to offer 1,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 units to students
Well, if you happen to be a student participating in the Honors College pilot program over at the University of Southern Mississippi, then you might be one of the lucky ones to snag a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Specifically, the school purchased 1,000 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 units in the hopes of enhancing access the education of its students.
Naturally, there are plenty of case uses for the tablet, but they’re going to be preloaded with Blackboard Mobile, which intricately incorporates academic aspects to the tablet – like giving students and professors access to e-textbooks, grades, schedules, emergency notifications, and much more.
Indeed, the pilot program is aiming to revolutionize the total college experience, but as we all know, some might find the tablet as the perfect companion for killing some time.
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4746; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey this is further proof that tablets are becoming main stream. Maybe when my kid goes to school everything will be done with a tablet. I looks like the day of the text book is coming to an end!
2. NeXoS (Posts: 286; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Uhh, this is just more reason for kids to waste their parents' hard earned cash playing more Angry Birds while in class.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4746; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You are right, there will always be good & bad to almost everything! lol
3. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
As a college student I would love a free tablet. I am in a honors college. Maybe i should transfer haha. Those lucky ducks. Then again i can't imagine how it would help me academically. I could play some serious angry birds and multitask on Facebook while in organic chem. Sounds pretty good to me.
5. NeXoS (Posts: 286; Member since: 03 May 2011)
I'm not against tablets, they really should've chosen the Asus Transformer, it comes with a keyboard dock/battery.
When I was in college, I had to type a ton of papers, try typing a term paper on a virtual keyboard, I don't care if it's an iPutz or Android, it's gonna suck if you don't have a physical keyboard.
While other tablet do have keyboard accessories, none as as tightly integrated and useful as the Asus Transformer keyboard / battery dock.
6. Lbgy6 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Yeah i see what youre saying bout the typing but don't forget you can easily get a bluetooth keyboard and its very possible its a lot cheaper than the keyboard dock although having extra battery life and a stand is nice lol
7. honor stud (unregistered)
i heard they gave the idiots the ipad.
10. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Oh yes, because people who get the most popular and best tablet are idiots now?
9. KickRocks (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
Well this university just F'd up BIG TIME! Apple will now sue the universities for not using apple branded hardware and software. Consider yourself blacklisted and sued by apple and the igoons for well............something ridicilous I'm sure and the crapple store that was coming to your near by mall, well just forget that :)