Samsung removes Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA booth

On Thursday, Samsung proudly revealed the new Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. It was just one of many new products from the company that debuted at the event, and the tablet was shown off prominently at Samsung's IFA booth for attendees to check out for themselves. Today, the third day of the IFA trade show, is another story. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 has now mysteriously vanished from Samsung's booth. confirms that not only have all of the sample versions of the product been removed from the show floor, but the posters and anything else that had the Galaxy Tab 7.7 image or logo displayed have either been taken down or covered up.

Samsung would not comment on the reasons for this unusual move but speculation on the Internet has a finger pointed at Apple as the instigator. Apple is currently suing Samsung for allegedly infringing on its design and user interface patents for a number of previously released products. Earlier this summer Apple was granted a preliminary injunction in a German court that bans the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in that country. While Samsung did have a label at its IFA booth before today, clearly stating that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 would not be placed for sale in Germany, it's more than possible that Apple didn't feel that label was enough to satisfy the requirements of the court injunction.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 will have Android 3.2 as its operating system along with a 1.4 Ghz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM, up to 64 GB of storage and more. Samsung has not yet announced when the product will be released nor any price points.

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