IT Trends :: Thursday, August 24, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

Wake Forest Explores Advantages of Pocket PCs on Campus

Wake Forest University is working with Cingular to test a program called MobileU. A group of students and professors will receive discounted Cingular 8125 Mobi phones. The phones can be used for e-mail, photography, checking library book availability, monitoring laundry progress, downloading class schedules, and more. The first phase, implemented last year, involved a chemistry class of about 50 students and an “at-large” group of volunteers using an earlier model pocket PC. This time around, 250 students and about 5 professors will get the phones…

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MBA Students Get Free BlackBerries

The reasoning by the University of Maryland’s decision to provide 400 Robert H. Smith School of Business students with brand new Nextel BlackBerry 7510s is to “encourage Smith School MBAs to explore the potential of “always on” technology and to teach them how to leverage such technology in the educational experience.” The school will give out the devices to its first- and second-year MBA students, as well as to various faculty and staff…

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