J'can journalist wins smart phone in Olympic raffle

Monday, August 13, 2012    

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Jamaican journalist Clare Forrester was the winner of one of Samsung's latest electronic devices on the market that specially targets journalists, the Galaxy Note.

Forrester, who covered the London Olympics, was one of thousands of journalists who was introduced to the Note while visiting the Samsung media lounge at the Olympics.

Samsung has been one of the official IOC partners/sponsors of the London 2012 Olympics. In that capacity they opened a media lounge in the Main Press Centre (MPC) that is utilised by the thousands of accredited journalists at these Games. The Galaxy Note was the central focus of the lounge and journalists where were introduced to the android's many impressive features.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android smartphone/tablet computer hybrid, introduced by its Korean manufacturers in October 2011.

Journalists who visited the lounge were encouraged to place their names and contact information in a pool for a chance of winning a Galaxy note. Some five days later, Forrester learnt via email that she was the lucky winner and collected the following day in a message sent to her by the manager of the London marketing office, Koye Sowemimo. She was also given a flip case to complement her prize.

Lucky Forrester said "this is the firs time I am winning anything". "I have been in the market for just such a device, so the Galaxy Note should come in very handy. If it manages to deliver what it has promised then I will indeed be a happy camper," she said.



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