Samsung Delays Australian Launch of Galaxy Tab 10.1 Due to Apple Patent Lawsuit

Bloomberg reports that the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung has taken another interesting turn, as Samsung has agreed to delay the launch of its forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until a lawsuit filed by Apple in that country is resolved.
Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, agreed to stop advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and not to sell the device until it wins court approval or the lawsuit is resolved, according to an accord reached by lawyers during a break in the hearing. Should Apple lose its patent infringement lawsuit, it agreed to pay Samsung damages, which weren’t specified.
According to the report, Samsung's Australian version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is slightly different than the U.S. version, and the company has agreed to provide Apple with access to the Australian version at least seven days before launch so that Apple can review the device as it pertains to the infringement lawsuit.


Apple had requested an injunction in Australia after Samsung began making announcements of an "imminent launch" of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 nearly two weeks ago. The two sides then negotiated the agreement delaying the product's launch.

While the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung spans numerous lawsuits in a number of countries, today's news marks what appears to be the first tangible effect of the dispute on Samsung's device sales.

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109 months ago

No one should be supporting this; no matter how much you love and worship Apple.


I see two non-:apple: products in your signature, your opinion is invalid. I bet you even own other devices that don't start with an i. You disgust me.
Rating: 14 Votes
109 months ago
Didn't see this coming. Not like Samsung's constantly pushing the line of too-far-ness in terms of copying with every product they release.

Just to make it clear, I'm not an Apple fanboy or anything, I'm actually probably going to buy the 10.1 for my dad as I think he'll prefer it to the iPad I got him recently, but I mean, look at the dock connectors for example!



I do like Samsung, I just wish they could keep going with products like the Galaxy S2 and actually take their own deviation off the path, instead of just mirroring Apple.

EDIT: Might even keep the 10.1 for myself. He has an android phone, so the iPad compliments it well - I think having an iPhone and the 10.1 myself works well too, perhaps.

EDIT #2: Noticed the Samsung's connector is also a bit longer. Case dropped! :p
Rating: 12 Votes
109 months ago

No one should be supporting this; no matter how much you love and worship Apple.


The alternative that you implicitly suggest is that we should all support corporations that blatantly copy technology instead of innovating. How is that a good idea?
Rating: 12 Votes
109 months ago

Just let 'em sell it.... Nobody is gonna buy it anyway.


No, that's not the point now is it.

These bastards copy everything there is..
Rating: 10 Votes
109 months ago

Didn't see this coming. Not like Samsung's constantly pushing the line of too-far-ness in terms of copying with every product they release.

Just to make it clear, I'm not an Apple fanboy or anything, I'm actually probably going to buy the 10.1 for my dad as I think he'll prefer it to the iPad I got him recently, but I mean, look at the dock connectors for example!

Image (http://images.six.betanews.com/media/6772.jpg)

I do like Samsung, I just wish they could keep going with products like the Galaxy S2 and actually take their own deviation off the path, instead of just mirroring Apple.


Huge difference. Samsung's dock connector is black. :p
Rating: 9 Votes
109 months ago

I see two non-:apple: products in your signature, your opinion is invalid. I bet you even own other devices that don't start with an i. You disgust me.


You forgot "/sacasm" for the humorless twits... :D
Rating: 9 Votes
109 months ago

Apple can't compete??

Wow.


Yeah... the iPad only sells 1000/1 over the Tab. Apple must be failing! :rolleyes:

I think it's funny that the Android Fan boys on this forum always got to turn every article into a pis....ing match. Who cares? Go buy what you like and enjoy. You're preaching to the wrong group here.

Obviously Apple is trying to protect their IP and what everyone is scrambling to copy and one-up. Can't blame them. They've created huge successes where others have failed many times.

It's just sad that patent trolls can win cases and companies with real innovations have to fight like mad to protect their turf.
Rating: 8 Votes
109 months ago

No one should be supporting this; no matter how much you love and worship Apple.


Yes, you should.

I hate it when companies just copy and don't innovate. In this world using another person's idea and making it just so to avoid lawsuits seems more important than trying to create something.
I understand being inspired and trying to improve but not to copy and make it worse just to be cheaper.
Rating: 8 Votes
109 months ago
Just let 'em sell it.... Nobody is gonna buy it anyway.
Rating: 8 Votes
109 months ago

Apple is basically a patent troll at this point. The original iPhone bore an interface (and still does) that is remarkably similar in layout to the Samsung F700, which was announced at CES in 2006 prior to the iPhone. Samsung isn't suing Apple over that -- but I bet had they known Apple would get their panties in a bunch over the same thing down the road, they would have.

It's not the first time Apple has lifted features from other sources, and it varies greatly. Their early OSes had low-level features present in things like DOS, and even today -- the iOS jailbreak community basically does nothing but feed Apple "new" ideas on their own platform.

They should stop being ridiculous and compete. Come out with something markedly better than what's being "imitated" so that nobody wants the imitations instead of trying to play patent whack-a-mole because there's a viable competitor to your product.


You forgot to mention that Apple stole Xerox inventions.
Rating: 7 Votes

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