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Samsung offers Apple a deal so it can continue selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

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Samsung offers Apple a deal so it can continue selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Samsung has offered a deal to Apple, so it can continue the sales and marketing activities of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until the court's final decision on the patent infringement lawsuit. 

It is not disclosed what such a deal might entail, but both parties obviously think there are benefits for them, since Apple's attorney Steven Burley had commented that Samsung's "inconvenience would be diminished and we would be comforted" by the agreement. 

We are mighty curious what has Samsung offered - money or dropping its own counter lawsuit - to continue selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1. All we know is that the Australian online electronics retailer was threatened with a lawsuit the other day by Apple, if it continues to market Samsung's tablet, and it caved, so the Koreans had to be quick. 

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching, and a final hearing could drag on for months. It will be interesting to see if Samsung will offer a similar agreement to lift the ban on its tablet in Germany as well.

source: WSJ

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posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:30 9

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hmm. I don't think Apple deserves a damn thing from Samsung, but if it makes them back off and stop being the schoolyard bully, then I'll let it slide.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 08:10 7

8. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i just want all this BS to end and for them to compete for my $$ not for who can convince the judge to ban who.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 11:34 2

16. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


We can help Samsung by not buying anymore Crapple products. I don't even own one. :)

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:52 2

2. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I sure hope Samsung doesn't drop it's lawsuit. Apple must pay for humiliating Samsung, and for severely limiting consumer choice in Germany, Australia, the Netherlands and all the other places!!

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:52 6

3. Satya (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


if samsung has not done anything wrong.. why did it offer any kind of a deal to Apple ?

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 07:16

5. dfgdf (unregistered)


You'r such a green horn, Samsung've been in this business for years and Apple just came out of nowhere with their general patents that covers everything with a screen, a button, user touch on the screen and interact with computer.

How is anyone going to defend such exploitation to patent system? What we need is another patent reform to get rid of this troll from Apple.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 10:48 2

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


Good point, but fandroids won't like this comment. You're outnumbered 100-1

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 13:02

23. BrockSamson (unregistered)


Defending yourself in court is expensive, even if you are right. A lot of times it is easier, faster and cheaper to simply settle out of court and be done with it. Whether or not this is the case we don't know, but it certainly does not mean that this is an admission of guilt by Samsung.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 13:26 3

25. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@brock. Yes, Samsung could not afford a good lawyer, so they just want to make a deal, but yes, Samsung has more money than Apple according to android fanboys. Whatever suits you guys :)

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 13:14 1

24. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@satya. It's because Samsung has done something wrong, hahahaha

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 06:06 4

4. Striker (unregistered)


The yellow plagiarists MUST be sued to the end! They steal everything and then benefit without paying. That is called a CRIME. Apple, Microsoft and Oracle MUST not step back at all!

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 09:57

12. theone12 (unregistered)


the fact you think Apple has infringed on any patents despite having lost cases to that effect prove how ignorrant you are. Not to mention if your going to be racist at least be correct about the bs that your talking about. So common, thats why I dont buy Apple products it supports racist, ignorrant biggots

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 07:56 2

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


looks like samsung must have had something apple really desired huh...

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 10:48 1

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


Or they know they will lose.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 13:29

26. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@taco. Well in reality, Samsung is losing it. But we're talking about f**ked up android fanboys here. Samsung could be banned for life and Samsung would still be the clear winner, lol.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 15:04

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


Lol calm down this is about a phone company not bloody yours...Samsung is losing it how so?...like you apple lovers like to say the court is always right so before you start shouting apple has won let the court actually make a frickin decision...

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 08:01

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


up until apple no one really filed for such vague design cause its assumed they are the standard everyone will use ie tv as rectangle no one patented because its the obvious shape right..as we all know apple has been patenting such vague designs etc even though they existed in some before and took the advantage of the fact no one patented them...now when someone patents such things as a shape for a product that is its natural shape,theres only so much you can do especially when the patent system it self is a bag of shamble

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 08:17

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


Apple made so much publicity for the Samsung galaxy line. Thanks apple.
Maybe Samsung is going to give the amoled to apple. Or explain them how to make more than a single phone a year

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 08:46

10. sctwinslow (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)


I was also thinking that they offered them some sort of discount on parts, screens, etc.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 09:52 1

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6381; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


How bout the Galaxy S? Im sure lots of Australians wants to buy the Galaxy S instead of the iPhone.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 10:47 4

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


Looks like Samsung is caving. Usually the person offering the truce is in the weak position. Of course in fandroid fantasy land this is a victory for Samsung.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 13:31 1

27. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@taco. You are spot on, lol. I remember reading several comments from android fanboys on articles that talked about Apple's victory, and they still keep on insisting that Apple lost when the court halted the galaxy's sale, lol.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 15:09

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


If you actually read into the whole thing you would also know Samsung just need to make a small change to bypass it lol why do you think apple did not make a huge deal...and out of 10 only 1 got stuck...watch how the galaxy line will continue to sell...

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 23:49

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


It will continue to sell poorly just like before the ban

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 11:57 3

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


poor Sniggly all his math predictions, all his knowledge about this case .. it must be hard for him to digest this one...

"Hmm. I don't think Apple deserves a damn thing from Samsung"... well we know now is not what YOU THINK... Sniggly or anyone else that think.. they know more than Apple and Samsung..

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 12:16 2

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


Lmao!!!! Poor Sniggly. All the time spent on his cooked up formulas for nothing!! Damn you Apple!!! You deserve nothing!!!

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 12:23 2

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the worse is that . he will come up with an excuse other than admitt that he was wrong... watch...

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 13:33 3

28. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@gallitoking. He'll just walk around pretending he didn't say anything, or, come up with another calculation from his kitchen, lol.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 12:51

22. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol at both of you dumb s**ts.

How's that replacement iPhone 4 working out for you, Taco?

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 14:39

29. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


great comeback Sniggly... lol... and please no foul language,, there kids that read this.. lol... we didnt insulted you...but I understand.. this must be hard for you.. leaves a big dent in the green robot... I will leave you alone with your thoughts...

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 15:04

30. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh f**k off. It's not hard for me at all. I love how you guys assume that offering a deal to stave off the possibility of missing out on holiday sales implies guilt on Samsung's part.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 15:12 1

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


These are apple fans...they can't think broadly enough...for all we know it could be Samsung playing it clever...but hey Thers no arguing with the apple fanatics lol

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 16:20 1

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is ok Taz... Samsung playing clever... hmmm really what had it made you think that they are playing clever... is ok to be wrong sometimes... like how you criticed Apple fans when you Androids are worst.. are trolls, live in denail that the whole world is against you guys for liking the iphone.. and that Samsung are saints...there is a saying...." before you look into your neighbors yard.... look at yours first"...

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 16:15

34. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ohhh and like you guys dont assume.. thats all you guys have been doing regarding the iphone5.... but iguess. is only a one way street,..right.. is only bad when we assume... but not you and your bunch of punk a** followers...

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 16:48

36. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Followers? I don't know that I have any "followers" here. I have friends here, good ones at that. But they're not my followers.

Anyway, what have I assumed about the iPhone 5? The only two things I consider to be known for sure are 1) that it will have iOS 5 and 2) it will sell. That's it.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 17:25

38. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ok so we agree.. that your "friends" are that, and that the iphone 5 will sell.. will take your word for it.. because you wouldnt lie ... right?

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 18:39

40. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What are you babbling about? You don't make any sense.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 17:10

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


tell me this if i am an android fan then why do i have an ios device...i dont give a toss about brands like you fanboys...i go for what os and spec that suits me...i never said samsung is playing it cover i said COULD theres a big different...all am saying this does not mean apple have won.with lawsuits which take too long samsung MAY have thought that with the holiday season coming where a lot sale is going to happen,they probably thought its worth making a deal for the time being...im not saying this is the reason but it COULD be 1 a number of OTHER reasons but the apple fans go straight in saying this means one thing and one thing only and that is that samsung has forfeited...if that was the case why are we still waiting on a court decision..also if this was a clear win for apple why would they even take the deal lol..all am asking is please think before jumping guns..i have not assumed anything about the ip5, i personally hope that it sets a new benchmark for smartphones and cannot wait till 0ct 4 and oct 11 for the nexus prime announcement...either of these 2 phones can change the smartphone market for the good...also am not right and i am not wrong ..i never once said ...please dont call me a fan of any phones..people who support these companies like its there dads need to get a life cause its sad that someone can blindly love there phone company so badly IT REALLY IS SAD...

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 17:28

39. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ok I understand being associated to a fandroid can make you upset.,, I am sorry.....

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 22:06 1

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


dont want to be associated with any fanboyism of any product/brand...i just think that you either in your teens and yet too realise whats more important in life or need to get a life if you dedicate yourself too much to brand especially a phone...lol not saying its wrong to be enjoying your device but seriously some people just take things too seriously like there life depended on it...unless you are part of the brand ie work for apple etc than its understandable but otherwise....

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 12:32

20. snowgator (Posts: 3205; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Little early in the sue/counter sue war to be thinking it is over, guys. Most of these actions haven't even made it to court yet. I actually believe there is some merit to Apple's claim, but I do not think poor Apple is pure as the driven snow, either. Samsung just does not want to be frozen out of the busiest buying season. Wait to see what the "deal" is and if it is accepted before we all start assuming what it means in the grand scheme of things.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 12:41 1

21. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i guess the deal should be something like this "you let us sell the Tab 10.1 and keep copying your designs and will not use our wireless patents and make you pay for every single gadget you ever released"

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 16:57

43. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


dont forget samsung just started counter suites with actual PATENTS. Maybe apple realized it was vulnerable to get itself banned in a counter suit and opened its ears to samsung's deals. Ever think that maybe the deal was ALWAYS available and apple just changed its thought process and decided to shake hands for the moment? What could do that? Oh yea, maybe that new counter suite to get them banned too.

I know you iDiots werent able to think of that possibility, so I figured I'd help you out.
If apple was in a position of strength and thought that they would win without hurting themselves, WHY would they take the deal? They wouldnt.

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