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The Queen adds a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to the Royal Collection

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The Queen adds a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to the Royal Collection
When you think about Queen Elizabeth II, tablet computers aren't among the things that spring to mind. Yet here she is using one, and surprisingly, it isn't an iPad. Nope, Her Majesty is handling a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 instead.

The tablet is meant to become a part of the Queen's Royal Collection, and for the purpose, it has been equipped with what is being referred to as a "digital time capsule". That includes videos, photos, and text documents related to the past 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. About 150GB of media has been submitted by more than 37,000 participants from 66 countries, but only 60 hand-picked items have been featured. The organizers of the project admitted that they originally planned to use an iPad, but after speaking with both Apple and Samsung, they decided to go with the latter's product.

"The digital nature of the project required a digital device to present to Her Majesty, and The Queen will be able to press 'play' on the tablet before watching a video of some of the best Jubilee time-capsule entries," said Danny Sriskandarajah, director of the Royal Commonwealth Society charity.


source: BBC via Engadget

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posted on 14 Nov 2012, 08:48 36

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1299; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


God save the S Pen

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 09:03 27

6. MeoCao (unregistered)


Well done SS, great marketing!

Tim Cook must die of envy LOL

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:23 6

19. Aeires (unregistered)


Sir Johnny Ive must die of envy.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:52 1

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Users and fans must die of envy™®©

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 22:14 1

46. samystic (Posts: 188; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


after you troll... you come to non android articles and utter hater words and then become hypocrite in this article by uttering big words - 'Users and fans must die of envy'... then what are you doing in non android articles? play with your battery hogging Android toy

samystic

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 21:12 3

45. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


This must b an honor for Samsung, But definitely not for Apple

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 08:52 14

2. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


a stylus does give a better way to write something & as a device for playing back videos, the aspect ratio of Gnote 10.1 does provide better experience than iPad

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 09:13 13

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Someone teach her how to root the device!! :D

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 08:52 18

3. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Long live the queen.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 09:09 17

7. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


long live Note 10.1 .............. :P

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 10:55 4

17. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Long live both! :)

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 09:15 4

9. Doakie (Posts: 1097; Member since: 06 May 2009)


So do you think the landscape nature of the Note 10.1 played a role in the presentation? I think the forward facing speakers were a deciding factor. If you've ever listened to music or watched videos comparing the iPad vs the Note 10.1 you'd understand what I mean. Front facing speakers are amazing.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 09:23 3

10. arqjav (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Dec 2009)


Well the Queen sure knows what she wants, peek a good product when she sees one,GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.and SAMSUNG too.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 09:53 2

12. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Although I've never been a fan of monarchs. I must condone this one smart decision on the part of Her Majesty.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 10:07 8

13. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Wheres "Apple Royally" lol

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 10:09 1

14. ryq24 (Posts: 468; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


samsung s3 commercial poke fun at iphone as being preferred by older people, well the queen aint that young.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 10:27

15. McFrost69 (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


This is a very clever but obvious bit of Photoshop editing.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 10:55 1

16. Topcat488 (Posts: 1109; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


I guess now we have to refer to this device as.... "Sir Note" 10.1. ;) ... Its been Knighted.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:00 2

18. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I wonder, I'm pretty sure the decision came after the jury of England and Wales ruled the fact that Apple was wrong, so in compression the Queen allowed herself to be seen welding the note 10.1 lol

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:30 1

20. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


HRH was seen 'wielding the Note 10.1' she wasn't holding a blow torch to it to "weld" it!!

welding present participle of weld (Verb)

Verb
1. Join together (metal pieces or parts) by heating the surfaces to the point of melting with a blowpipe, electric arc, or other means, and...
2. Forge (an article) by such means.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:51 1

21. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


It's so sad your pea brain didn't comprehend my comment, what a sad awful life you must live from inside your parents home

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 12:02

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


More like you'r one of them, o my did he hit you on you'r brain, no wonder more like you are. ™®©

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 18:02

40. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Um you make no sense? Lmao fail at trolling lol

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 18:14

41. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You there one whose Trolling, not me™®©

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 19:24 1

43. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


no mate your the troll, just look on the wp8 articles and ta daa evidence of you trolling and not well either

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 12:00

25. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


i just find it funny how everyone is thinking she uses this, and look how quick they are to bring apple into it. papinyc is one of the worst for this

whats funny is if this was ''queen adds a ipad'' you would get the fanboys saying see its for old people etc...........such double standards on this site

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 12:06

28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Well every-one know's it's used buy OAPs littlekids unsmart uneducated people, this is "UK" not States™®© There very smart....

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 12:11

30. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


im from the uk and i think your generalising way to much

but basically when an older person chooses apple its proof its for the old, when they choose android there smart.......thats basically how you see it. fanboyism overload on here

besides she doesnt use a note 10.1.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 12:35

31. Topcat488 (Posts: 1109; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


You mean she doesn't use "Sir Note" 10.1. (Its been knighted).

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 12:57

33. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


not she doesnt use a note 10.1

it aint been knighted, no product is worth been knighted and yeah you were joking ...well i hope you were

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 12:52

32. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


that's why we should never trust surveys specially when they mention Apple catering to old people.. and Android for the young and hip... Hmmm (wonder if the queen has Intstragram.)

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 13:07

36. rusticguy (Posts: 2818; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


We shouldn't trust any surveys that doesn't show Apple in good light ... i see this as an extension of consequences of Apples courage to insult UK's court order.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 13:19

38. tedkord (Posts: 4264; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And we shouldn't listen to retards who claim that Android is chosen by people who can't afford Apple. Or is her majesty destitute?

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 13:02

34. jibraihimi (Posts: 644; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


So guys don't be surprised if samsung's JK Shin is Knighted soon....... Sir Johny Ive, you will have partner from tech world in knight club soon.........

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 13:04

35. rusticguy (Posts: 2818; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


This is what happens when Apple insults a nations court.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 13:17

37. tedkord (Posts: 4264; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


See. Its the poor people who can't afford an iPad who but these cheap, plastic, buggy, laggy Android products.

If the Queen of England could afford it, she'd have chosen an Apple product.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 18:53

42. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


You make no sense, the price of either one is the same, retard, don't talk out of your a$$

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 15:11

39. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Lol, that's actually pretty cool.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 19:42

44. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


lol at that picture!

just wanna ask... will that note 10 work with the queen's gloves on?

i wish she'll look at lumia 920! :)

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