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

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.

source: BBC via Engadget

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GALAXY Note 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / Other front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh



1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

God save the S Pen

6. MeoCao unregistered

Well done SS, great marketing! Tim Cook must die of envy LOL

19. Aeires unregistered

Sir Johnny Ive must die of envy.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Users and fans must die of envy™®©

46. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 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

45. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

2. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 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

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

3. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Long live the queen.

7. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

10. arqjav

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 29, 2009

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

12. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

13. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Wheres "Apple Royally" lol

14. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

15. McFrost69

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

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

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

25. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

30. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

31. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

33. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

32. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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.)

36. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

38. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 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?

34. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 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.........

35. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This is what happens when Apple insults a nations court.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

39. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Lol, that's actually pretty cool.

44. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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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