Apple lawsuit keeps Galaxy Tab 10.1 out of Australia

Apple and Samsung have been trading legal blows for the past several months and today one of the results of that court fight is that Samsung's new 10.1 inch version of its Galaxy Tab tablet won't be put on sale in Australia. Bloomberg reports that Samsung itself has agreed not to sell or advertised the tablet in Australia until it wins its court fight or makes some kind of settlement deal with Apple.

Apple has been fighting Samsung over a dispute surrounding a number of patents that Apple claims Samsung has violated in terms of the designs of its smartphones and tablets including the Galaxy Tab 10.1. That includes the "look and feel" of the touch pad for the tablet which Apple says violates the patents it holds for its rival and much more popular iPad. If Samsung happens to win the court battle with Apple, Apple has agreed to pay back damages to Samsung.

While the iPad is still the highest selling tablet device, despite a lot of competition, it appears that Samsung's Galaxy Tab has been the most successful among the many rivals. Keeping the tablet out of Australia will likely slow down the overall worldwide sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Interestingly, the article states that Apple is also seeking to halt sales of the Galaxy Tab in other countries as well. Apple would not say which countries it was trying to keep sales of the Galaxy Tab. Meanwhile, Samsung recently announced it would no longer reveal specific sales numbers of its smartphones or tablets.

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So this is why it isn't available anywhere. It was supposed to come out a few weeks ago and everywhere I went looking for one said they were still waiting for the stock to come in. I guess they can stop waiting now.

I ended up getting a Xoom anyway. The Tab doesn't have nearly as many ports as a geek like me needs.

Apple and Steve Fail Jobs hate competition. To them competition will; lower prices, users will realize that the competition has better products and switch, tech support is more willing to help without trying to sell junk which you don't need. apple and steve fail jobs can't control you and they can't limit your freedom with your stuff. they can't push you to buy which they want.

soldier1st said,
Apple and Steve Fail Jobs hate competition. To them competition will; lower prices,

That's why no one is really competing with the iPads price?
soldier1st said,
users will realize that the competition has better products and switch,

Righ't that's why Androids return rates are skyhigh, unlike the iPhone and iPads.
I take it that is also why surveys keep showing that the majority of iPhone users plan to go with an iPhone next time and the majority of Android users plan to do the same thing, go for iPhone next.
soldier1st said,

tech support is more willing to help without trying to sell junk which you don't need.

Apple has the highest customer satisfaction rates when it comes to both products and support...

Your post is filled with comeplete and utter bull****
I have both iOS and Android devices and I love them both.
Now, I must ask, you are obviously an Android Fanboy, why can't you be that without hating on Apple and iOS? It obviously only leads to you spewing unguided facts.
This obviously goes to all fanboys, just because you like and prefer one thing you don't have to hate everything else, all competition, without reason...

Samsung seems to me, as Apple's most feared competitor. As how quickly were they able to react to iPad 2's "thinness" that Apple couldn't market as the thinnest tablet.
And Galaxy II, the iPhone 5 competitor, is already available, while Apple is struggling to get it out the doors.

FMH said,
Samsung seems to me, as Apple's most feared competitor. As how quickly were they able to react to iPad 2's "thinness" that Apple couldn't market as the thinnest tablet.
And Galaxy II, the iPhone 5 competitor, is already available, while Apple is struggling to get it out the doors.

Well the iPhone 5 could beat the Galaxy S II for all we know.
They'd really only need to put a dual core in it and make sure iOS makes use of it, something android doesn't ( not yet, will with Ice-cream Sandwich).
I've compared an iPhone 4 and the Galaxy S II side by side and the iPhones screens beats the Galaxy, better ppi and much better colors, the galaxy has a little bit better blacks but not by a lot.

Leonick said,

They'd really only need to put a dual core in it and make sure iOS makes use of it, something android doesn't ( not yet, will with Ice-cream Sandwich).
I didn't knew that! So you're saying that the numerous Android dual-core devices, would make no difference wheather they have dual-core or not? Atleast not till Honeycomb comes.

10.1 tab is awesome (yes i own one and love it). Apple is smart to try to stop this iPad destroyer. They will fail though - good always wins out over evil.

the420kid said,
10.1 tab is awesome (yes i own one and love it). Apple is smart to try to stop this iPad destroyer. They will fail though - good always wins out over evil.

Agreed. I was deciding between the galaxy, transformer, and xoom...i'm glad I got the galaxy though, its the thinnest of the bunch, and the battery life is insane on it.

SirEvan said,
I'd be happy to ship a galaxy 10.1 tab to anyone in AU for a nominal fee.

I'm sure Aussies can find them online and have them shipped to downunder, it will be even cheaper to do that than to buy it from Harvey-Nornam and other electronic retailers in OZ.

Does Apple donate their money like Microsoft does? If not then that would explain how greedy they are. Apple stocks stay up because their 76 billion is only allowed to go up and not down.

jesseinsf said,
Does Apple donate their money like Microsoft does? If not then that would explain how greedy they are. Apple stocks stay up because their 76 billion is only allowed to go up and not down.

As far as I have seen Microsoft as a company aren't donating a whole lot of money, you're probably thinking of Bill Gates who do donate a lot of money (but still ahs more than the US government).
As for Apple, well, can't say I've seen much about it, Steve might have but far from the amounts Bill has. The again, Apple do host events like the iTunes Festival in London.

I sure hope Samsung wins this lawsuit. I am getting real tired of Apple trying to sue everyone, when they are doing so well in the market. That is just plan out greedy of them. The only Apple product I have is an ipod I brought in 2007. With them being so power and money hungry, I refuse to buy any of their computers, iphones and ipads. After the life cycle ends on my iPod, I may not even renew that.

So what you are saying is that if it's going well for a company the should not be allowed to protect their patents and their intellectual property? Sounds a bit unfair...

McKay said,
That tablet is a rectangle. They copied us.

Lets roll.

"Apple Lawyers"


Well if take a look at the tablets that are out there you'll see they actually have a point in that claim, the Galaxy Tab (8.9 and 10 inch) look very similar to the iPad, you might argue all touchscreen slates will, all I have to say about that is take a look at the HTC flyer and Acers Iconia tabs, clearly it's possible to make tablets with a unique look.

If the patent system worked correctly, this would not be happening.
However, patent when it comes to computer concepts is too messy / complicated.
There a lot of stuff that gets through that's prior art, but have to be argued after the fact.

littleneutrino said,
i am starting to notice a trend of Apple being a bully to prevent any competition from existing.

Or perhaps they are just trying to protect their intellectual property, no not big bad Apple, right?

tmaxxtigger said,

Or perhaps they are just trying to protect their intellectual property, no not big bad Apple, right?

According to Apple, EVERYTHING is their intellectual property.

littleneutrino said,
i am starting to notice a trend of Apple being a bully to prevent any competition from existing.

Simple answer give iPad a little freedom USB, Flash and let us choose risky software but warn us. They take over Tablet market, but they cannot do this because their devices are not upto it. I used to love my iPad now it just feels like Fisher Price toy compared to others.

littleneutrino said,
i am starting to notice a trend of Apple being a bully to prevent any competition from existing.

Jobs has been sneaking a peak at the Microsoft rules of monopoly handbook me thinks.

no-sweat said,

According to Apple, EVERYTHING is their intellectual property.


Nah, only the things they patented.