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Purchasing Smartphones and other Handheld Devices

A&S Computing Services will provide best-effort support for the variety of devices on the market today.

We will do our best to provide the following:

  • assistance connecting your device to Microsoft Exchange for email
  • assistance connecting your device to AirOrangeX for wireless communications on campus
  • advise you of your risks and responsibilities regarding having your business email on a portable device

Preferred Platforms

We currently encourage clients to purchase devices with the following operating systems:

  • Blackberry
  • Android
  • iOS (Apple)

We won't list specific models, as they seem to change daily.  If you have questions about any specific device, please contact us before you purchase at consult@cas.syr.edu.


Please keep in mind that the email on your phone is just as confidential as it is at your desk, whether SU provides your phone or if you pay for it yourself. The university is just as liable for a data breach on a phone as it is from a lost laptop or desktop.   Please take the proper steps to protect it.  Be sure to password protect your phone and if it is lost or stolen, please contact us immediately so we can (if possible) format the phone to remove confidential SU data from it.