x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Seton Hall freshmen get their Nokia Lumia 900 handsets

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags :

Seton Hall freshmen get their Nokia Lumia 900 handsets
Happy Seton Hall freshmen are getting their Nokia Lumia 900s

Happy Seton Hall freshmen are getting their Nokia Lumia 900s

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

  • Options

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 06:13 4

1. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 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?

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 06:19 1

2. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

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

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 07:07

5. nightelf91 (Posts: 20; Member since: 03 Jul 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.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 06:25 2

3. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 06:45 3

4. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 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!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 07:23 1

6. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 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)

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 12:09

7. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 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.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories