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Thu Nov 15 2012, 16:59
The Queen looks at a computer

QUEEN ELIZABETH II has taken possession of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet dubbed a digital time capsule.

Her Majesty was presented with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet as a viewer for the Jubilee Time Capsule (JTC). While the JTC contains 150GB of data, the Queen will be able to view only 60 entries as the Galaxy Note 10.1 does not have that much storage capacity.

As for what she might be viewing on her Galaxy Note 10.1, the JTC includes photographs, videos and text that was submitted to describe memories during the Queen's 60-year reign.

While the Queen might be able to swipe through only 60 exhibits on her Galaxy Note 10.1, she and the public can look through all 80,000 entries on the JTC website. The BBC reports that some of the content that made it onto the Queen's tablet includes that submitted by a former student of mathematician Alan Turing recalling his tutor's achievements.

Apparently the Royal Commonwealth Society, the group behind the JTC project, consulted with Apple and Samsung to see which tablet was fit for royal use. In the end the society went for Samsung's device, though the reason for its decision was not made clear.

Should Queen Elizabeth wish to view any of the 60 exhibits or use it to surf the JTC website, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will be kept at Windsor Castle as part of the Royal Collection. µ


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