This December 7, Pope Benedict XVI used the Sony Tablet S to light up the biggest Christmas tree. People were expecting that he would use an iPad for this ocassion. However, he went on to use the Sony Tablet S. So why did he use a Sony tablet and not the popular iPad? This is the question running in the minds of mobile freaks. Well, there is no such information on why did the Pope prefer the Sony tablet over iPad.
This giant Christmas tree is located in Gubbio, situated in the North Eastern part of Italy. Of course, this is not a real tree; but made up of hundreds of colored lights on Mount lngino. It is said to be 2,132 feet high and covers an area of 32 acres. The tree stands as a ‘sign of universal peace and brotherhood among the people.'
This tree was illuminated in 1981 for the first time and since then people volunteer and spend three months every year to work on this Christmas tree. Guinness Book of Records named it ‘the biggest Christmas tree in the world’ in 1991. The tree is also known as the Gubbio Christmas tree.
Vatican Information Service announced on December 6 that the Pope would use the Sony Tablet running on Android Operating System to light the Christmas tree from his room.
December 7 every year is marked for lighting up this tree. This year the Pope took the honor of lighting the tree himself and said, “I hope this will be a light in the darkness."