Samsung suddenly yanks all traces of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA 2011

Samsung suddenly yanks all traces of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA 2011
It's unclear for now if this could be due to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 preliminary injunction in Germany, but Samsung has removed all traces of its newest Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 slate from the IFA 2011 show floor.

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.

Whatever the reason, instead of sitting proudly on display for everyone to handle, 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.

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.

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1. ilia1986 unregistered

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.

13. ilia1986 unregistered

*sigh 3 people did not realize that this post is sarcastic. Either that or these are taco, miz and gemini.

14. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Want to watch youtube? There's an app for that. Do you want Apple to be the only tablet maker in the world? There's a patent for that.

2. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Hey! Apple! Go! and innovate gut damn you!

3. M0nkeyBr

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"

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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.

11. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Apple has to stop this madness.

5. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Apple have never released a 7.7" device.. Fcuk you Apple.. You are the origin of all that is evil and pathetic in the tech world. Hiding behind your lawyers doesn't give you market share..

6. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

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

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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.

8. Eingild

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.)

12. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

can't you come up with something like, the wave 3 will outsell every stupid iphone ? : P just joking, but of course i hope the wave 3 will outsell the crapiphone.

9. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Apple sucks. If this continues, I will start to believe that Apple products is the mark of the beast.

10. huhu unregistered

huhu its getting worse and thanks all to apple eat your rotten apple iSheep you can ban samsung masterpiece at US and euro but samsung will gain more fame in asia. forza samsung!

15. ash unregistered

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!!!

16. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

so it must be a very good tablet this one I will buy it Thanks apple to make me choose Samsung

17. ivanko34

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

18. ilia1986 unregistered

No way man. These are not the 90s where Microsoft got to buy a ton of companies and wave with a ton of cash and caused Netscape to die. No-one will allow Android to die. Certainly not when it comes to Google's power at stake.

21. Iqra unregistered

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