Samsung suddenly yanks all traces of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA 2011
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 03, 2011, 12:44 PM
The injunction, which Apple won in a Duesseldorf court, includes all marketing activities as well, but it is explicit for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and, as far as we are concerned, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 shouldn't be affected at all. Samsung Europe's spokesperson Brendon Gore, however, has noted that ”Samsung has removed the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from our stand at IFA. We cannot make any further comment as we have not received an official statement from the court.”
the first tablet with Super AMOLED display, and the other Samsung slates, have been removed from their stands, all mentions of them in promotional materials covered, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has disappeared from Samsung's German website.Whatever the reason, instead of sitting proudly on display for everyone to handle,
Below is a preview video with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 clearly labeled "Not for sale in Germany", so this yanking might be Samsung overinsuring itself against any obscure Community Design napkin sketch Apple could come up with, and sour the tablet's marketing debut until the court's decision. FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller, however, comments:
"Until we all find out what the legal reason for Samsung's removal of the Galaxy Tab 7.7" was, it's difficult to tell what the more likely scenario is. My guess is that Apple obtained a new court decision rather than getting into any argument over whether the existing one applies. German courts can move very quickly with these injunctions. Maybe Apple filed for it in the morning, received the document in the afternoon or today (for such preliminary injunctions, the courts are also available on weekends) and then sent someone to Berlin to serve the document on Samsung."
This legal spat in Europe seems already ridiculous to the point of stupidity, if the above mentioned scenario holds any water, since the injunction was for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the 7-incher is rather different than Apple's tablets, but who knows what arguments Apple's lawyers might have come up with.
Go Go Apple - ban the sh!t out of every tablet or phone which is better than your iCrap. I'm sure that it'll pay off in the end and not result in those of your customers who still have minds of their own, and are not washed by your filthy stupid lunatic idiotic propaganda, to boycott your products. Everywhere.
posted on Sep 03, 2011, 1:04 PM 6
Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 13, 2011
I didnt know apple invented the tablet Hey do you guys notice how all candy bar style phones all look alike so what the SG2 has a home button its called Samsung being different not copying your Icrap I hope your IPhone5 fails worse then your game console "Pippin"
posted on Sep 03, 2011, 1:46 PM 7
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for this one, they skewed the ipad to look smaller and stretched the 7.7 Tab to 4:3 format... lol apple is such a joke. I really dont see how people can continually support this type of behaviorw ith the way they treat their employees, pretending to be police officers, having peoples houses searched, acting like the gestapo, and all theiwr human rights violations in the name of cheap tech sold at astronomical pricing. Is an over priced and outdated piece of electronics worth so much to you that u dont care how it got to your hands? geesh.
posted on Sep 03, 2011, 3:09 PM 6
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dear apple, you can ban samsung products in germany but i assure you that people will still buy the 'banned' product and take it back to germany to use it you can ban, but you cannot stop people from using samsung's product your naive marketing strategy would be the reason you fall eventually don't you know that you can sell more by out beating your competitors with better products instead of lawsuits? you just totally destroy your noble image apple... now apple is tinted
posted on Sep 03, 2011, 5:10 PM 2
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Yeah, I was wondering about this as well. Unless there is some way to stop individuals from bringing Sammy tablets into Germany, all that has happened is that Apple has started a grey market in Sammy tablets. This may end up helping Sammy more than hurting.
posted on Sep 04, 2011, 11:22 AM 0
Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011
Thank you Apple for monopolizing the market. I sincerely hope the best for you. (FYI, it's sarcasm. The best I can come up with. Sorry.)
posted on Sep 03, 2011, 11:25 PM 0
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i will go for Samsung for sure... android will be much better in a few years time ahead! just watch out apple... please apple, don't be so dictatorial (dictator) in claiming you are the one who could produce and prevent others from producing... believe me, my first impression on tab 10.1 is great but looking at tab 7.7 is even superb!!!
posted on Sep 04, 2011, 8:55 AM 0
Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011
I just bought a galaxy tab 10.1 as soon it was available in my place and this because apple tried to ban it from europe where I live But I fear that all the big money of apple kills android Imagine that next year android is finished forbidden and no manufacturer continues to use it Maybe it is the last months of android now That would be very sad
posted on Sep 04, 2011, 10:00 AM 0
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