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Virginia Tech Mobile delivers news to cell phones, PDAs


BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 2, 2006 – Virginia Tech Mobile—a new service that delivers the latest Virginia Tech news and information to cellular phones or personal digital assistants (PDAs)—is now available to anyone interested in the latest news from Virginia Tech.

To access Virginia Tech Mobile, enter http://mobile.vt.edu in the Web browser of your mobile device.

"For people on the go, Virginia Tech Mobile is a great way to keep up with what's happening at the university,'' said Larry Hincker, associate vice president of university relations. “Mobile devices have become a primary means of communication for many people, so providing news and information in a mobile format is important to our multimedia mission."

Virginia Tech Mobile is the latest vehicle one can use to receive the latest news and information on innovative research by Virginia Tech faculty; significant achievements by members of the university community; or projects and programs that impact the state, the nation, or the world. Users will also receive important campus notices, emergency or weather related announcements, current weather conditions in Blacksburg, and a comprehensive listing of campus events.

The new mobile service now joins a growing family of Virginia Tech News products—including the university homepage (www.vt.edu) and Virginia Tech News website (www.vtnews.vt.edu), the Virginia Tech News daily e-mail (sign up at www.vtnews.vt.edu/email.php), Virginia Tech Podcasts (www.podcasts.vt.edu), RSS feeds (www.vtnews.vt.edu/rss.php), and the Virginia Tech Weather Line (recorded messages available at 540-231-6668).

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.



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