Seton Hall University students get Windows 8 tablets

A few months ago, Microsoft and Nokia announced that they would give incoming freshmen at Seton Hall University a free Nokia Lumia 900. Now, freshmen who attend the South Orange, New Jersey university are arriving at the school and are not only getting a Lumia 900 but a tablet running Windows 8.

The above video shows the students receiving both the Lumia 900 and the Windows 8 tablet, which is made by Samsung. A new press release from Microsoft states that incoming freshman and returning juniors at Seton Hall will receive either the Samsung Series 7 tablet or a Samsung Series 5 ultrabook running Windows 8.

The video has Seton Hall University faculty put in a bit of a slam against the iPad and Android smartphone products. Apparently, the school gave out both devices to students in the past but they were not happy that they could not create documents very well with both devices. Getting a Windows 8 tablet and a Windows Phone smartphone, both of which have Microsoft Office installed, solved that problem.

In addition to the Lumia 900, freshmen will also receive a custom version of the university's SHUmobile app made just for the smartphone. The special app will include the Freshmen Experience, which will add " ... customized social media integration and direct communication channels with their freshmen peers, peer academic advisers, housing information and roommates."

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