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Samsung Tweaks Galaxy Tab 10.1 Design for Relaunch in Germany

German site reports (via FOSS Patents) that Samsung has apparently relaunched the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, tweaking the design and releasing it under a new Galaxy Tab 10.1N name in an attempt to skirt around the injunction against selling the original design.

New Galaxy Tab 10.1N (top) vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 (bottom)

The most obvious difference from the front of the device is that the metal frame around the edges of the device now wraps around slightly toward the front along two of the edges. It is unclear what, if any, other changes Samsung made to the device to address the court's view that Samsung had copied the iPad with its initial design.

As FOSS Patents notes, it is also unclear exactly how Samsung arrived at the slightly-tweaked design, although it likely was a result of consultation between designers and the company's lawyers well-versed in the court's findings and likelihood of accepting the design as different enough from the iPad to pass muster.

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46 months ago
Tough situation for Samsung.

There's only so many ways you can make a piece of glass look different.
Rating: 31 Votes
46 months ago
Huge difference between the two. Absolutely blinding. Hard to believe they're even similar products.:rolleyes: :D
Rating: 20 Votes
46 months ago
When I first saw the two images I thought the old version was the new version. I assumed that most companies made stuff look better not worse lol.
Rating: 18 Votes
46 months ago
Hello ugly !
Rating: 11 Votes
46 months ago

It's common knowledge.

Top result for "galaxy tab community design" in Google. Why a resume would be needed to point out Consultants inaccuracy is above me. Care to explain?

Somebody got owned.
Rating: 10 Votes
46 months ago

I thought it was obvious. Credentials bro

Does Consultant not get to play this resume uploading game or is that specific MacRumors member the definitive source of all things community design and patents?

Credentials for pointing out someone's simple mistake on a forum.... I am amazed at this place sometimes.
Rating: 9 Votes
46 months ago
There is NO samsung logo on current version (only on several PR shots), this practice goes as back as last year's failed Tab 7. Also it is quite funny that samsung alters products based on lost/potential lawsuits - but only for the markets where the lawsuits are/would be, just like SGS2 in US.
Rating: 8 Votes
46 months ago

Freaking show me a sleek tablet design before the iPad, then this comment would make some sense.

Off the top of my head (There are more; I've been programming touch tablets, some custom built, as far back as 1992.)

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Ive's designs are hommages to Rams' designs, not blatant rip-offs. There is a difference between, for example, designing a desktop computer that is an hommage to an almost 50-year-old design of a speaker and basing the design of your latest phone on the design of a competing product.

If Apple can give homage to Braun / Rams by basing their calculator on the same look, colors and so forth, what's wrong with Samsung doing a vague homage to Apple as well?
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Rating: 8 Votes
46 months ago

You are right and he is wrong? Perhaps you should attach a pdf of your resume to your post to back it up.

It's common knowledge.

Top result for "galaxy tab community design" in Google. Why a resume would be needed to point out Consultants inaccuracy is above me. Care to explain?
Rating: 7 Votes
46 months ago

How do you expect first time non-tech buyers to know which of these two tablets is the one they saw before, their son/daughter asked for, etc?

Confused Parent: "Excuse me, Mr. Best Buy Employee? Which one of these is the iPad?"


:hands confused parent Samsung Galaxy:

Christmas Day


Confused Parent: "You really are an ungrateful SOB, LTD. Here's the receipt, take it back and get your ipods or whatever. Merry freaking Christmas."

...and the world continues to turn.
Rating: 6 Votes

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