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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 added to Queen’s Royal Collection

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 added to Queen's Royal Collection

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been chosen as the first tablet PC to be added to the Royal Collection, beating the iPad.

The device will be full of video and audio clips, photos and text sent in by those recounting memories of the Queen’s 60-year reign.

There were 150GB of data collected for the ‘digital time-capsule’, but that’s too much for the Galaxy Tab’s memory, so it’s been whittled down to 60 entries. That’s one for every year Her Maj has been on the throne.

The 60 were selected by a panel of judges, including the director general of The Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Librarian.

Archived online

But don’t fret losing the others: all 80,000 entries will be available online forever. It’ll be known as the Diamond (re)Collection.

Over 37,000 people from 66 countries took part in the project. High profile participants include Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, and Prince Harry.

The most popular event was last year’s wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. It was described by more than 200 people.

The Royal Commonwealth Society Charity, who curated the project, considered using an iPad, but plumped for the Galaxy Tab instead.

"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 charity.


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