Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Z Wifi. It is basically the Samsung Galaxy S without the cellphone radios. It has a 4.2 inch display, 512MB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB memory, 1 GHz processor, a 2MP rear camera and VGA front camera, BlueTooth, WiFi, and runs Android (2.3 Gingerbread).
This could be a great mobile device for education. Schools, or parents, could purchase these as mobile devices for students, staff, or faculty to use. It is basically a mini-tablet (and similar to the iPod Touch)
Why would this be useful vs. a full size tablet? Portability and no cell contracts. Staff or faculty could use them for communicating, record keeping, notes, portable access to records and information. Students could use them as learning tools. They could even be used outside of the classroom for experiments and projects, such as science projects on the school grounds.
There are thousands of great apps for Android and education available. Take notes, access social media, email, texts, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, music, videos and so much more.
It is another tool for education.
Price and release data have not been announced yet.
More: Samsung Galaxy S WiFi page
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