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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

SterlingArcher Avatar
131 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.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ubuntu Avatar
131 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
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gibbz Avatar
131 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?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jvmxtra Avatar
131 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..
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrJohnnyN Avatar
131 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
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GenesisST Avatar
131 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
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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