Samsung appeals ban on Galaxy tablet sales

By Chris Jager on Aug 17, 2011 8:30 AM
Filed under Hardware

Reports 500 percent jump in smartphone sales.

Samsung has elected to appeal a recent court order that has effectively banned the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet from sale during its court battle with rival tech firm Apple. 

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The preliminary injunction, which was issued in a German court earlier this month, has barred Samsung from distributing its Galaxy Tab 10.1 touchscreen tablet across most of Europe, including the UK.

A separate lawsuit was also issued in Australia; at the time of writing, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 cannot be legally sold in this country.  

Both court injunctions were made at the request of Apple, which has accused its rival of "slavishly" copying its products (read the full story here).

In other news, Samsung achieved 500 per cent year on year growth in smartphone shipments during the last quarter, with the company on track to overtake Apple in smartphone sales, according to analysts.

Apple is also tipped to be mounting a lawsuit against Motorola for its Xoom tablet.

The South Korean conglomerate will go to court on August 25 to appeal the decision.
 
Further reading:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v review

Apple iPad 2 review

Which tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Apple iPad


 
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