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Apple unintentionally makes the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 popular in Australia

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Apple unintentionally makes the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 popular in Australia
Until last week, Australia was one of the several arenas around the world where the epic patent battle between Apple and Samsung was being fought. For those who need a reminder, the former is accusing the latter of patent infringement, which is why sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 were halted across Australia. Fortunately for Samsung, however, the High Court of Australia ruled that Apple's case had no merit, which made sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 once again legal throughout the country.

What is interesting about the whole story is that Apple's accusation now seems to have backfired. According to Tyler McGee, Samsung Australia's mobile chief, the case brought so much of the public's attention to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that the tablet has already become a “household name”. Of course, the media's extensive coverage of the story contributed to that as well.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is expected to be available in stores once again before this week is out, and the demand for it is predicted to exceed its supply. Vodafone is currently accepting pre-orders for the tablet, and $579 is what it costs. 


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posted on 14 Dec 2011, 04:51 19

1. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


LOL
Apple made publicity for Samsung
Thanks Apple please continue

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 09:12 3

15. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Lol this was great. Thats what you get apple.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 04:55 4

2. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Can someone give me a Nelson Muntz "Ha ha!"???

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 05:03 17

3. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


aahahahaah kharma is a bitc* - isnt it apple

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 06:17 3

4. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Auch! they call it karma ryt? Sorry my Apple, u still have a special place in my heart though. LOL

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:06 4

5. vijaysivakula (Posts: 162; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Yeah. Special place for Apple in my heart too.... just dont ask which corner... :P

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:45 3

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


appreciate your feelings but rotten fruit`s place is in garbage. i hate rotten fruit.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 16:22 1

17. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


y'all dont be haters now. i luv Apple [well the fruit that is, lol]

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:09 8

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


"Thanks for the free advertising apple, now here is that lawyer bill and the lost sales that you need to pay, as per ordered by the judge" - Samsung

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:18 3

7. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


might really be a household name in the land down under but most likely its in a negative way because of Apple's accusations.. why are you guys celebrating?

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:47 4

10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


i guess you have had too much of rotten fruit so you are not getting why are we celebrating.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 08:01 2

12. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


First of all I'm not an Apple nor a Samsung fan.. but I'm an Android guy. But seriously, Apple made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 so popular in the form of being a copycat. Your fanboyism is eating up all of the space left in your witty brain thats for sure..

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 08:29 2

13. hunted (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


We are not celebrating for Samsung's success, but for Apple's lose in the battle :)

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 08:49 2

14. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


you might be celebrating that but they're not..

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 10:54 2

16. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


any advertising is good advertising. basically, because of the constant news cycle on the events, the Tab became a household name, where it was not before. And especially in light of apple's rediculous demands for all manufacturers on how to make a tablet that they wont sue over.. it shows samsung wasnt a copy cat, but apple was a bully. And people tend to get behind the guy being bullied.

Thats a lot of free positive press for samsung.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:21 5

8. jacko (unregistered)


wheres miz now lol whats wrong miz is this to hot for u

i pre-ordered 1 too

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:51 4

11. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


So how much is Apple helping HTC in the US?

This could be a new marketing trend. I can see Samsung and HTC jumping on this. "Get the product that Apple tried to ban."

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 06:38

18. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


All phones except Apple... will have on their ads... One of the products Apple tried to Ban..

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