Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 added to Queen’s Royal Collection

Nov 14, 2012
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 added to Queen’s Royal Collection

Queen Elizabeth II is catching up in the digital age and will be adding the first tablet to the Royal Collection. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was chosen as the Royal Collection's tablet by the Royal Commonwealth Society charity over the iPad, and will house Queen Elizabeth II's "digital time capsule."

It's not said why the Royal Commonwealth Society charity chose the Galaxy Note 10.1 over Apple's iPad, considering the latter is a defining product in the tablet era, but in any case, the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will house videos, photographs, and text submitted by participants who have recounted memories from Queen Elizabeth II's reign during the past 60 years.

In total, 150GB of data was collected, which is obviously a lot more than what the Galaxy Note 10.1's max storage space of 64GB can hold. Because of that, the project has been limited to 60 selected entries that were picked by a panel of judges, including the director general of The Royal Photographic Society as well as the Royal Librarian.

More than 37,000 people from 66 countries took part in the project, including Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, and even Prince Harry. The most popular submission was the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which was submitted by more than 200 people. The tablet will be stored at Windsor Castle as part of the Royal Collection, and will be used by Queen Elizabeth II as a fun way to look back on her 60 years of reign.

[via BBC]


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