New Samsung Galaxy Tab pulled after Apple legal action
If you got your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 when it was launched last week, you’re one of a select band. That’s because Apple’s lawyers have been stamping their massive injunction boots all over and it now lies smashed to bits.
Apple claim that the latest version of the Galaxy infringes on its intellectual property and the elders in the The Regional Court of Dusseldorf think they’ve got a point and have granted a temporary injunction that reaches across the whole of Europe (except, for some reason, the Netherlands).
Samsung can appeal against the judgement but not for at least four weeks, which will come as a huge blow to them as some retailers have reportedly said it was the fastest-selling tablet since the iPad 2.
Apparently the order doesn’t cover Samsung’s planned launch of a 8.9 Galaxy Tab, which is due to hit the shops in a few day’s time, but don’t rule out a similar injunction against that once it becomes available.