Seton Hall freshmen get their Nokia Lumia 900 handsets

Seton Hall freshmen get their Nokia Lumia 900 handsets
Last month, we told you that Seton Hall's incoming freshman class, the Class of 2016, is being given a Nokia Lumia 900 for each student entering the school for his/her first year. It's part of the school's mobile computing initiative which has seen the school hand out the Apple iPad, Android tablets, Nokia handsets and the Amazon Kindle Fire in previous years. The ideas is to give the students whatever tools will help them achieve success at the the University and in the real world after they graduate.

AT&T, which has the exclusive rights to the handset in the U.S., and the University, have finished handing out the Windows Phone handset and for the most part, the students are happy. The units that the freshman received are loaded with the Freshman Experience, software which adds customized social media integration and direct communications to other freshman, academic advisors, housing information and roommates. During Orientation, a special class helped the students learn how to take advantage of the features offered by the Nokia Lumia 900. For many in the Class of 2016, it is their first smartphone.

source: WMPoweruser

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I could see the point in handing out tablets or laptops for schooling, but cell phones? Am I the only one that'll just tinker around on the damn thing during class and have it provide no educational value?

2. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

hahahah yes it seems a bit odd because they know all too well people would be playing angry birds during class! lmaoooo

5. nightelf91

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Something tells me that the school's administration predicted those problems and made sure that ATT and Nokia tailored the lumias to address these issues. A lot like how most company desktops/laptops don't allow you to install software and access some forms of social media.

3. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Bragging rights...but wait, Lumia 900?... :p

4. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Lumia 900 was the highest rated phone 3 months ago! That's not from me, that's from Siri! LOL! By the way, If Seton Hall gives away Nokia Lumia WP8 units this fall, I'll totally enrol there! LOL!

6. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Wow. Giving free Lumia 900 for the students. It sounds unfair for me. Why can't I receive one from my college? By the way, Windows phone OS is great for school use but not entertainment (currently)

7. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

I would be a little pissed that I am probably paying more in tuition than the past few years of Freshmen yet I am getting the Lumia as opposed to a tablet. BTW they aren't "free". They are included in tuition.

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