Samsung has done a great job adding new verticals to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Just after launch they announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab would be used as the entertainment device on some transcontinental and international flights on American Airlines.
Today they announced, in a joint announcement with the University of Southern Mississippi, that 1000 students participating in an honors college pilot program this fall would also receive Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s. The tablets will be deployed to students participating in the Honors College, McNair Scholars, Southern Style and Gulf Coast programs. The tablets will be fine tuned to meet the educational needs of today’s college students.
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1s headed to the program will come preloaded with Blackboard Mobile Learn. This software package will give students access to their courses, syllabi, content, e-textbooks, grades, schedules, emergency notifications and much more.
“Tablets are like the Swiss Army Knife to academic excellence. By leveraging this new technology, we are committed to transforming the way students interact, engage and learn in the classrooms,” said Homer Coffman, Chief Information officer for The University of Southern Mississippi. “The iTech department at Southern Miss is continually challenging itself to support emerging technology and find new ways to put information into the students’ hands.”
Many colleges and universities have utilized Apple’s iPad in their course study. This is the first time an Android tablet has been used to enhance education. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the lightest and thinnest Android tablet available. It’s dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and brilliant Samsung display make it an excellent educational tool.
“Today’s announcement illustrates a growing demand from higher education institutions seeking to implement Samsung Mobile technology and content solutions in the classroom,” said Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy Tab portfolio is an attractive option for schools looking for devices armed with strong feature sets and access to a comprehensive selection of applications built to enhance the learning process.”
Samsung’s Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Tim Wagner added “Samsung Mobile is focused on enhancing enterprise solutions for the Samsung Galaxy portfolio in order to make Samsung the first choice for a variety of enterprise verticals including education, healthcare and others,”
Source: Samsung Mobile