Queens First Tablet

November 15, 2012 by · Comments Off on Queens First Tablet 

Queens First Tablet, Queen Elizabeth of the U.K. is to be presented with her first tablet computer for the Royal Collection. It will form a “digital time-capsule” of memories of the first 60 years of her reign. More than 37,000 people have taken part contributing 80,000 entries to the “Diamond (re)Collection”.

What has surprised some commentators is the choice of hardware, a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 rather than an Apple iPad. The BBC reports:

“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.

The organisation said it had at one point considered using an Apple iPad, but ultimately opted for Samsung’s tablet after discussing the project with both firms.