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Australian retailer Kogan stops selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 after Apple threatens to sue

0. phoneArena 27 Sep 2011, 09:40 posted on

Despite selling iPads too, the Australian electronics retailer Kogan has been threatened with a lawsuit by Apple, if it continues to sell and market the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and it complied...

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posted on 27 Sep 2011, 09:46 6

1. Laron (unregistered)


This is crazy, Apple is really taking it to far. Good article though.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 09:46 6

2. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


hurry fandroids,

open this article and post something so PA is encouraged to cover every such article!

hurry, hurry, create the hype!!!

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 12:34 3

19. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Your kind of comment annoys the hell out of me. Its great that you don't like Android you made that clear in the past. Going at a specific group just to initiate in needless arguments makes you seem like a selfish kid that cant stay without a piece of candy to say the least. I vote for innovation not litigation and I hope the rest agree...

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 09:53 4

3. bling bling (unregistered)


all fan bois and haters of ios and bada and symbian and android and rim please thumbs this down , i just feel like having them today

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 10:19 9

4. lafn2 (unregistered)


You know I am really starting to want a Galaxy Tab 10.1. It must be good. Lots of advertising and worry by Apple.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 10:21 8

5. tigermcm (Posts: 856; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


ok so if apple wants to threaten them for selling samsung, if i was the store ownerI would just stop selling apple too. Don't bring your drama in my store ijs

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 10:38 7

8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


totally agree. "fine, i wont sell samsung.. but im not selling your crap either then."

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 12:11 2

17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You sound like a savvy business man. I assume you're very wealthy?

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 12:49 1

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Why do you ask that, Taco? Will you make fun of him if he isn't?

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 12:52

24. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Because of his dumb tit for tat comment. You don't do business that way. It was a sarcastic jab at him.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 13:00 1

27. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh, okay, just checking. Because, you know, you DO have a history of making fun of people for not being rich. I get that if the company is making far more money off of iPads than Tabs they wouldn't be financially wise to do what Remixfa suggests. However, we are seeing companies like Verizon beginning to stand behind Samsung instead of Apple, so in some cases it seems like Apple is starting to do more damage to itself than good with these lawsuits and attempts to take its competitors completely out of the market.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 12:49 1

22. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


maybe I am. At least I dont live with my mom, like you.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 12:52 1

25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and as a point, i spent 10 years running a small business very successfully... so under that definition, i would be a savy businessman.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 13:32

31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Oh so you must very wealthy then. I assume you're now retired? Oh wait aren't you a sales rep for T-Mobile which is an entry level position.


Wait I'm confused which is it?

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 22:20

52. paxmoos (unregistered)


Such childish comments!!!!!

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 16:19

41. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


What. You said you work for tmobile. Poser

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 12:53 3

26. tigermcm (Posts: 856; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


ok I dont really post on here I just read comments and I have realized alot of tension around your comments. do you just target certain people that you want to start something with? Not selling apple products means your not a wealthy business person? enlighten me please. IMO if being a store owner and someone ask me why I dont have any ipads well I would just tell them the truth, Apple doesnt want me selling Samsung or I will be sued so I no longer carry Apple. As a customer I know I would start having second thoughts on buying Apple but again thats my opinion go ahead and bash me.....

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 13:33

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


If 90% of tablet sales are iPads and you're running a store you would not stop selling iPads. Not trying to bash you but that makes no sense.

Me and remix have a history yes.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 14:00

37. tigermcm (Posts: 856; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


In a way I can understand if you're a small store that makes the bulk of your income from tablet sells. I don't know a store in the situation, but not selling tablets doesnt mean that the store may go under or their income is serverely impacted. thats like saying if Best buy or HHgregg stopped selling tablets their revenue is severely impacted

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 18:03 1

44. AppleFUD (unregistered)


taco50, once again you just show how clueless you really are.

Your supposition rests on the assumption that the business makes as much off apple devices as they would Samsung. What we do know is, most places make very very little off apple products (3% or less) and they have to invest a lot into marketing materials and displays.

For all we know, it could be much better business wise for this person to tell apple to shove off. we don't know, but you go ahead with your omniscient statements because it seems you know everything about everything.

And I have too agree with other commenters, you seem like some spoiled child in your room getting all butt hurt over anything and everything apple and are one of the most immature commenters on the web--congratulations.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 18:23

47. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


taco is making some good comments now to be honest but every now and then he will make a comment that just riles everyone...i agree considering the popularity of the ipad you would be pretty stupid to stop selling the ipad...even if your successful company,if you know you can make make more money why wouldnt you....also i do think if the company did not buy it from samsung directly then they should be allowed to sell it.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 10:32 4

6. me (unregistered)


Apple is nuts!
This is pushing it too far.
I wonder what they will do if everyone else sided with Samsung and they get sued for patents they are breaching.
Or worse, shop owners decide not to sell their products.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 10:36 2

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Ayephoner, no need, you were way ahead of almost everyone else.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 10:41 4

9. so..it's like (unregistered)


Samsung sues Apple not to sell iphone,
Apple sues the shop owner not to sell galaxy.
I think theres something wrong going on here.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 10:42 6

10. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Shame to see the store cave. Apple couldnt sue them unless an injuncture was successfully enacted in Australia and the store didn't comply with it. Of course Apple lawyers would run them into the ground because of their relentlessness so I can understand why they backed off.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 11:15 5

11. BuckApple (unregistered)


And this is why I will not give Apple any of my money. If this is how they treat the people who sell the device for them imagine how they will treat you the individual consumer? Hardly any better I assume.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 11:27 4

12. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Apple just can't accept the fact that people no longer like their products and they are getting bored with it that's why they are looking for something different like Honeycomb tablets.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 12:10 2

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're so right only 80-90% of people pick up iPads. They're pretty much out of the tablet market. I love fandroid logic.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 16:16 1

40. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


read: android has 30% of market share. not so bad for a 'copycat' eh?
within a year, it's at 30%. that was a few months ago, now it could/will be higher.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:51

49. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


android has 30% of SHIPPED tablets not sold

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