Samsung Tweaks Galaxy Tab 10.1 Design for Relaunch in Germany

German site mobiFlip.de 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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

HarryKeogh Avatar
165 months ago
Tough situation for Samsung.

There's only so many ways you can make a piece of glass look different.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shrink Avatar
165 months ago
Huge difference between the two. Absolutely blinding. Hard to believe they're even similar products.:rolleyes: :D
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfanboi87 Avatar
165 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.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Menopause Avatar
165 months ago
Hello ugly !
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Intarweb Avatar
165 months ago
It's common knowledge.

http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011/08/preliminary-injunction-granted-by.html

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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChazUK Avatar
165 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)