Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled from IFA 2011 because of a new Apple injunction against it
The mysterious yanking of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet from the show floor at the IFA 2011 expo has been confirmed by Samsung to be caused by a preliminary injunction Apple secured against the tablet on Friday, September 2.
Cupertino already scored one injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, and, although Samsung labeled its first tablet sample with Super AMOLED display as "Not for sale in Germany" on the following day of the expo, this obviously hadn't been enough to secure its continuous presentation on the floor of IFA 2011.
James Chung, a Samsung spokesperson from the Korean headquarters, has confirmed for Bloomberg that Apple has been granted an injunction to ban the sales and marketing of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in Germany, and Samsung has put all those activities on hold, at least until the court hearing September 9 regarding the first injunction, for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
“Samsung respects the court’s decision,” Chung had said, but according to the company the court's decision “severely limits consumer choice in Germany” and Samsung will be pursuing all legal venues to lift the ban.