Massachusetts Students Make the Grade Designing Mobile Apps in Verizon Wireless’ Rule the Air Empowerment Program

Verizon Wireless, Samsung and Boston Public Schools teamed up for the Rule the Air Empowerment Program, a mobile app design contest, at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science in Roxbury, MA. Samsung Mobile provided a Galaxy Tab to each student and Verizon Wireless provided free service for the duration of the program.

At a recent event at the John D. O’Bryant School, Verizon recognized all the students with certificates and awarded the first place team three $5,000 college scholarships and summer internship opportunities with Verizon Wireless. The first, second and third place teams all received Samsung Galaxy Tabs for their efforts.

Watch the Verizon Wireless’ Rule the Air Empowerment Program video to learn more.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Available Exclusively On The Verizon Wireless Network

World’s Thinnest 4G LTE Tablet on America’s Fastest 4G Network


Announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at starting March 1st. Movies, pictures and games come to life in high-definition with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7’s Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen display.

Verizon Wireless Implements Steve Jobs Educational Vision, Except With Android

Verizon Wireless was chosen to partner with East Orange Campus High School in East Orange New Jersey to pilot a program using tablets for education.  All 480 students will receive a 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab that will operate on a private network, also implemented by Verizon Wireless.
“This is a logical next step for school systems; delivering information in a way that our students are accustomed to consuming it,” said Makeba McCray, Technology Coordinator for East Orange Campus High School. “With the increasing cost of paper and the popularity of digital devices, this was also a natural cost-saving step that we hope everyone will benefit from and enjoy. To complement our plans, we needed a carrier with a reliable network at a great value. We’re excited to work with Verizon Wireless, who gave us exactly what we hoped for.”

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