Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled from IFA 2011 because of a new Apple injunction against it
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 05, 2011, 3:29 AM
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.
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.James Chung, a Samsung spokesperson from the Korean headquarters, has confirmed for Bloomberg that
“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.
apple is so LAME lately .. because they can't come up with something innovative and be the best.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 3:32 AM 9
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LOL.. were u in a cave when the iPhone came out? hw bout when the iPod came out? ipad? maybe use just been a cave the past 10 years... they are a business-- businesses make money.. apple is making money through both innovating and using their products to make money from other people's products... u can say they suck they make bad products blah blah but there is no way in hell u can say they don't innovate
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 2:48 PM 2
Not implying anything here, but as a Jew - I would have hoped that Germany has learned its lesson regarding not being liberal, and forfeiting common sense in favor of the national law. I understand that the whole EU patent system is more absurd than would be sending cockroaches to colonize the moon, but then it is the Judge who has the ultimate decision regarding the issue.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 3:37 AM 0
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What...???!!! Apple can't ban the tab 7.7, that looks nothing like the ipad at all. It's thinner, smaller, has different design. No apple's really got to stop this, they seem to be going crazy over at Apple HQ. What's wrong with Apple ???
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 4:20 AM 6
Why are you shocked peter? They already banned the 10.1. My next guess is that the 8.9 is next. What can you expect from a company which is rotten at its core...
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 4:26 AM 2
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of course they can't ban it, everyone can have a camera, a phone, a screen, and icons : ) But come on, there is no chance they can even try to ban the wave 3. The design looks nithing like the iphone, and the OS looks nothing like IOS
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 4:46 AM 2
Really? Apparently not the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Oh, and not the Samsung Galaxy S. And not the Tab 7.7. And not any HTC phone either. Android also looks nothing like iOS. Look what happened. If you want bada to survive - you need the Wave to look something like that: http://www.nokia-latinoamerica.com/NOKIA_LTA_65
Only THEN will Apple stop suing - because people will be using old Nokia phones - and would rather be doing so, than using the crappy iJoke. 2x312.jpg
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 4:50 AM 2
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they can.... if the OS becomes a threat to them look how close the touchpad is to the iPad and apple does not care. why? webos does not currently represent any threat, now if webos where to make some serious market then apple will sue, its a powerful tactic
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 8:11 AM 1
Ans what do the Tabs have to do with the iPhone? or with the iPad? Or the Samsung Galaxy S? Or HTC's phones? protozelos is right. Apple could have sued everyone including freaking Nokia for making phones with touch-screens, but they only sued Android phones. Why? Because Android >>>>>>>>>>>>>> iPhone\iPad in almost every regard. Remember the whole Cain-Abel story, people. Jealousy is an issue apparently.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 9:26 AM 0
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The world belongs to apple They can easily pay for an army of lawyers Everybody must have the same apple phone and same apple tablet from apple only And you must change them each and every year when apple is ready to show what they succeed to manufacture between 2 lawsuits and 2 house investigations by apple gestapo dictators Remember : 1984 is a dystopian fiction written by George Orwell about a society ruled by an dictatorship
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 5:31 AM 5
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Looks like apple invented everyrhing. Iam never an apple hater, but the nature of all these lawsuits would only aggrave my hatred, the world doenst belong to apple, and we love to enjoy freedom of choices. Its a bad thing when there is only ios around.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 7:08 AM 3
I like to pay credit where its due, and as a Samsung user I do appreciate Apple/iOS for what it is, though I cant ever imagine purchasing one of their products, particularly after this. Having said that I cant say I blame Apple for this, as they are only exploiting a legal course of action (despite the fact that I personally don't like it). They are a company who are trying to maximize their profits, as are Samsung. IMHO the extent to which a patent may be approved is really at fault here. In the end, it is clear that the gauntlet has been thrown to manufacturers that they now must tread a fine line in the name of innovation to the extent that a patent is not breached - and as Samsung have said, it really is the consumer that suffers. This slows the rate of innovation, by both Samsung and Apple (and others). Apple have less competition (for the moment) to produce better devices, so why would they bother. Apple customers suffer here too.
posted on Sep 05, 2011, 9:36 PM 0
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