COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland business school plans to give Blackberry wireless devices to all full-time MBA students this fall, an effort to make students technologically saavy and aware that a key to business is being able to access people and information at all times. |
With the handheld Blackberry, made by Nextel, students will be able to access e-mail, use the Internet, check calendars and use the equipment's walkie-talkie function.
In the future, the business school plans to allow students to use the devices to get course assignments, access their grades and obtain other school information.
The school has already given a Blackberry to first-year students and second-year MBAs will get their devices next week. Students will get to keep the them when they leave.
The cost, which the university did not disclose, was covered by a gift from Nextel and business school funds.
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