Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 European sales paused by German court, Samsung calls foul

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 European sales paused by German court, Samsung calls foul
Oh, the horror! Following the patent bickering with Apple, Samsung has been banned from selling its Galaxy Tab line in the EU for now by a German court. Netherlands is the only country where it will be legal to sell Samsung's best Android slate across the European Union.

A similar thing happened in Australia recently, where the first reports actually pegged Samsung as voluntarily stopping the sales and marketing of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, until the courts issue a statement on Apple's claims.

Samsung's Director of PR Kim Titus reacted immediately:

Samsung is disappointed with the court’s decision and we intend to act immediately to defend our intellectual property rights through the ongoing legal proceedings in Germany and will continue to actively defend these rights throughout the world.

The request for injunction was filed with no notice to Samsung, and the order was issued without any hearing or presentation of evidence from Samsung.

We will take all necessary measures to ensure Samsung’s innovative mobile communications devices are available to customers in Europe and around the world.

This decision by the court in Germany in no way influences other legal proceedings filed with the courts in Europe and elsewhere.”, he comments.

The case is being reviewed in the Regional Court of Dusseldorf, a place where everyone uses iPhones. We kid, but due to its decisions being valid across the European Union, the ban only spares the Netherlands for some reason - in every other EU country the Samsung distributors will have to place a hold on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales campaigns.

source: Reuters



2. ilia1986 unregistered

Apple ASSHOLES!! Can't take bloody competition! Just Can't!! Luckily there are other Android tablets out there.. Apple SOBs. I fully expect Samsung, Google and HTC to kick your stinking law department in your iNuts! Where it hurts!

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

jajaja other tablets.???. sure.. worth our time... the Asus Transformer.. other than that..which..the Zoom??.. the playbook...?? jajajaja. and an Apple does not have nuts... the only worrth is the galaxy Tab and guess what.. it was copied from the ipad2... thank you for playing... Are you smarter than a Android fan.?... until next time...

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

STUPID APPLE !!! Aaarghh. I hate when apple does this kind of foul play. The galaxy tab is not a copy of the iPad. This is just so stupid. Why are they banning it from the EU, thats just insane when Samsung has not even had a chance to show their evidence ???!!! Samsung will strike back at apple, Samsung is a bigger company and has the cash do to so. Apple has choosen the wrong company to fight !

4. Rdio1 unregistered

Its all business. if i could stop you from selling your item even for just a few days i would just to get one up on you

5. andro unregistered

apple are disgusting

6. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

All this just becuase the tab 10.1 is thinner than the iPad2? Wow, I didn't know Steve Jobs suffered from gadget envy!

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Nice job Apple on getting these copycats banned. Up next US market.

8. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

lol it will never win in the US market. That's hilarious. you do not know US politics if you think that will actually ever happen.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

"nice job apple"? lol you are such an iDiot. Not only does this prove that Apple is afraid of the competition and are unwilling to try to compete for your dollar, this sets PRECEDENCE for other companies to try to do the same to their competition. Once you open the door it will never shut.

11. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

well these iDiots think a world with only apple is a utopian world and probably dream of a world where nothing but apple cant reason with these people as they have sold themselve million times over to apple.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yes, nice job Apple, ignoring the principles of the free market. If Apple were to play their 1984 commercial again, everyone would laugh in their face.

16. pandamaja unregistered

for real, I try to link that video as often as possible

13. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Too bad you are to stupid to know that Apple should not hold the copyright for how a tablet should look like. look at the last one which came out in 2007. It look like a an iPad

15. ilia1986 unregistered

Taco how much is Apple paying you? Or in that regard - how many blowj*bs?

19. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yo Fanboy iSheep, moron. Apple arlready asked for the tablet to be delayed in the US pending the lawsuit results and they were told NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! by a Federal Judge. If your gonna be a companies lapdog, you should know your facts. DUMBASS

20. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

while the FAndroids keep poping their veins in anger..... Apple is putting more money in their pockets.... and Apple consumers just sit back in our chair ( except that dude camping waiting for the iphone5) and sip on the kool aid... Apple flavor rich in vitamin V. as in victory...

23. I_Love_Apple_F*ckers unregistered

Its funny to hear the effeminate Apple fanboys talking how much they love apple. Android users like computes. Apple users are *** for Steve Jobs and "being cool" with Apple. That's the difference when we forget about the ineptitude of an Apple device/user. Such a moron gallitoking.

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

thats the diference between me and you.. you showed your true colors.. by using that kind of language. i didnt use a single word.. I have class. my friend.. is amazing how one company angers you so much. calm down.. may be is your phone keeping your sugar level high.. I am just saying...

25. AndroidKillsApple

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

I call it how I see it, and I'm sure I've called this one correctly. Apple doesn't anger me. The hardware itself isn't even bad. Its the followers like you that seem to think a one company market is good, but lack any sort of educated reason, that make me laugh actually. How can you spend so much on a product that does so little? Can you not see that Apple added zero functionality with the iPad that wasn't already in the iPhone? It's not even a computer, WHICH I must add is what Android, Samsung and even Microsoft are valiantly trying to create. Before I waste even another moment of my life speaking to you, knowing you will mindlessly ignore what I say, I'm out with this: Enjoy it while it lasts, its over soon. Why don't you spend some time looking at numbers that matter (e.g., 2011 OS sales figures). Hahahahahahaha.

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

fandroids have ben saying that it would be over soon. and Apple keeps getting stronger.. and that what. annoys me that fandroids are too busy restarting their phones and take their anger on Apple.. just because Apple did not work for you doesnt mean it wont work for millions of happly Apple users...Samsung and even Google are not creating.. they just want to beat Apple soo bad that they copy rush releases (ICS) just to beat Apple to the punch not realizing that they dont delivered.. Zoom was rushed and half baked.. the T-Bolt was rush and under cooked... and please do your self a favor and dont answer as you dont want to waste time with me... but please sit down get lots of unperishable items and wait for the Apple's doom... while i grow a beard,,,,

27. AndroidKillsApple

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Obviously you don't watch anything about the market, so I won't bore you with real information beyond the comprehension of a fanboy. Plug into iTunes and ride it out to the end with your music player.

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

jajaja what happen to not answering to me.. it just showed me u have a big mouth... speak out of anger... and out of your back hole... and notice I didnt s-s-stutter...

12. qera unregistered

i will NEVER buy Apple products

14. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Me neither.

17. diordnA naF unregistered

I'm a huge proponent of Android for many reasons. One being that it provides needed Smart Phone OS competition - a word that Apple fears in light of the numerous, if not innumerable, faults with iOS. Does anyone else find it annoying that in today's day and age you cannot access the hard disk of an iPod, iPhone, or iPad unless you do so as Apple tells you that you are allowed. That is, unless you jailbreak device. I have a Macbook and iPhone right now. But as my contracts run, this year I will be removing apple from my life. The products scream "I'm weak" about the users these days. Its junk. Its time has come. Apple will fail back to its niche market where it nearly goes out of business once again very soon. Go (and die) Apple!!!

21. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

As for ignorant fanboys(like taco50) who think everyone copies Apple and Jobs(the great thief) read..... Following Windows for Pen Computing, Microsoft has been developing support for tablets running Windows under the Microsoft Tablet PC name.[2] According to a 2001 Microsoft definition[3] of the term, "Microsoft Tablet PCs" are pen-based, fully functional x86 PCs with handwriting and voice recognition functionality. Tablet PCs use the same hardware as normal laptops but add support for pen input. For specialized support for pen input, Microsoft released Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Today there is no tablet specific version of Windows but instead support is built in to both Home and Business versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Tablets running Windows get the added functionality of using the touchscreen for mouse input, hand writing recognition, and gesture support. Following Tablet PC, Microsoft announced the UMPC initiative in 2006 which brought Windows tablets to a smaller, touch-centric form factor. This was relaunched in 2010 as Slate PC, to promote tablets running Windows 7, ahead of Apple's iPad launch.[4] Slate PCs are expected to benefit from mobile hardware advances derived from the success of the netbooks.

22. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

- Samsung calls foul- was a line drive.. brought two runs. in... the score.. Samsung 0 Apple 2.. Samsung ladies and gentlemen is crying to the umpire . ... this segment brought to you by the ipad 2 now available EVERYWHERE..

29. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Because Apple don't tell samsung that the injunction was happen. So samsung could not have defended itself. On the plus side if Samsung win in apply apple have to paid for damages. And this will be a large amount. Only moan can't tell the different between the two. One said Samsung and the other have a Apple logo

30. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Hehe...yea the ones crying are obviously apple. They must be sad I bought not one but two Galaxies 10.1, one for me and one for my son.

31. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Samsung is taking a taste of there own medicine... they didnt tell Apple were going to copy their products... and now Apple strikes back....

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