Samsung’s Galaxy Tablet Computer Pulled From Show
Due to an on-going patient dispute with Apple, Samsung today have pulled the new Galaxy Tablet 7.7 from the IFA electronics fair in Berlin. On Friday a court in Dusseldorf upheld a request from Apple to ban Samsung from selling the product in Germany. This is another blow to Samsung operations in Germany after the Galaxy tab 10.1 was pulled by the courts in August.
In a press release by Samsung a spokesperson say “Samsung respects the court’s decision… and therefore decided not to display any more the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the IFA”. It followed up that statement saying “all available measures, including legal options to maintain its presence in the European market “. Apple claim that the South Korea company have copied the look and feel of the Apple iPhone and iPad devices.
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The IFA electronics fair is one of Europe most important showcases for companies looking to attract European customers. This injunction will make Samsung miss this opportunity.
Samsung have couter-sued Apple, saying it infringed Samsung wireless technology.
The battle forced Samsung to delay its tablet sales in Australia twice.
Apple clearly see the Galaxy as a threat to the iPad market share. This is because the Galaxy is more than a capable competitor to the iPad. The Galaxy has a faster processor then the iPad2 and an organic light emitting diode display(OLED). It can also run Adobe Flash software which the iPad cannot.