European ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 extended

Samsung had a chance to appeal to the German court on Thursday, but alas the injunction shall stay in affect until a final decision is made on September 9th. This is two days after Samsung’s IFA event where they will likely announce a new Galaxy Tab 7.7.

The court claims that there are “overarching similarities” between the two tablets. We can only hope that the ban will get lifted.

Source: Guardian

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Apple Photoshop?

Apple altered images in European court injunction

As you all probably know by now, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is banned from Europe until the court makes a final decision. The German court did already grant an injunction in the mean time to prevent Samsung from importing the Galaxy Tab 10.1 into the European Union.

Recent evidence has come out though that Apple may have altered images found in the case. The Apple iPad has a 4:3 screen and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 16:10 screen. The iPad in the picture has a 4:3 ratio, which is correct. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 had somewhere between a 4:3 and a 16:10 ratio instead of the correct 16:10. It appears that Apple Photoshopped the picture slightly to make the devices look similar. It also doesn’t help Apple’s case that the example photo is of the app drawer rather than the homescreen. The iPad’s homescreen and the Galaxy Tab’s homescreen are vastly different.

Source: Engadget

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German Galaxy Tab 10.1

German court rules in favor of Apple and grants an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1

Apple has gained some traction in one of the cases against the Galaxy Tab 10.1. German courts granted an injunction that is effective immediately. The injunction will prevent the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be sold in Germany or any other country in the European Union except the Netherlands.

I am not 100% sure if that is the case though. The source (This is my Next) reports that the Tab will not be available in the EU until this is sorted out but also includes an official response from Samsung that seems to contradict that. Read it for yourself after the break.

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