University of Southern Miss plans to offer 1,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 units to students

University of Southern Miss plans to offer 1,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 units to students
There’s no arguing that students require certain tools to aid them in their quest to finish college, but seeing that tablets are becoming more prolific in the academic environment, it’s not uncommon to find schools handing them out like candy to certain 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.

source: Samsung

Related phones

GALAXY Tab 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6800 mAh



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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: 292; Member since: May 03, 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: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You are right, there will always be good & bad to almost everything! lol

3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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: 292; Member since: May 03, 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: Aug 01, 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: Apr 06, 2011

Oh yes, because people who get the most popular and best tablet are idiots now?

8. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

ANGRY BIRDS!!! (in class)

9. KickRocks

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 22, 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 :)

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