Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Australia to begin Monday

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet will finally go on sale in Australia on Monday thanks to a decision made by the country's highest court today. The Register reports that the Australian High Court has ruled that last week's lower court ruling that overturned the sales ban on the tablet will stand, despite an appeal by Apple that it be reinstated.

The injunction against the sale of the tablet, which had been in place since August, was due to Apple's claim that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet violated Apple's patents that it holds for its iPad tablet. Last week, the three judge panel in the Federal Court of Australia unanimously overturned that previous court ruling. Apple appealed that decision to the Australian High Court but today that court ruled that Apple didn't have enough of a chance for their appeal of the injunction to succeed.

Samsung has already said the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will go on sale Monday in Australian stores. The 16 GB WiFi Galaxy 10.1 Tab will be priced at $579 while the 3G version of the tablet will be sold for $729.

The patent court battle between Apple and Samsung isn't over yet in Australia. The hearing about the patent infringement case will be held sometime in 2012.

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Just a temporary stay of execution. 90% of judges are convinced of Apple's argument that Samsung Galaxy Tab violates huge amounts of IP.

KingCrimson said,
Just a temporary stay of execution. 90% of judges are convinced of Apple's argument that Samsung Galaxy Tab violates huge amounts of IP.

90% of judges eh?

Well fortunately the right 10% ruled in the Full Federal Court of Australia and threw the Apple case out of the High Court of Australia.

Ginormous holiday win for Samsung. Apple was surely trying to keep this product off the holiday shelves. /Nelson Ha ha!

Methinks Apple just got thrown under the karma bus.

ir0nw0lf said,
Ginormous holiday win for Samsung. Apple was surely trying to keep this product off the holiday shelves. /Nelson Ha ha!

Methinks Apple just got thrown under the karma bus.

Yeah Apple is so screwed with their $90 billion cash horde.

KingCrimson said,

Yeah Apple is so screwed with their $90 billion cash horde.


Where did I say Apple was screwed? This is a bigger victory for Samsung was the point I was making. :-)

Yeah you are paying more for the Lawyer they had to hired for it to able to finally sell the product. It's all thanks to Apple.

I want to buy it to make a statement, but it is as expensive as an iPad, when to me it is still a #2 product. Android market needs a lot of work to make it competitive with Apple.

Damn i will be in the Pilbara when it is released.

If they were not so expensive I would pick on up. But for some reason it cost more in AUS. Its cheaper to buy them in the US and ship it to AUS.