Apple unintentionally makes the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 popular in Australia

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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GALAXY Tab 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6800 mAh



1. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

LOL Apple made publicity for Samsung Thanks Apple please continue

15. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Lol this was great. Thats what you get apple.

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

3. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

aahahahaah kharma is a bitc* - isnt it apple

4. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

5. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

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

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

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

17. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

7. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 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?

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.

12. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 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..

13. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

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

14. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

8. jacko unregistered

wheres miz now lol whats wrong miz is this to hot for u i pre-ordered 1 too

11. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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."

18. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

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