Sorry fellow Outbackers, it looks like there will be a slight delay in delivering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to you, courtesy of those Patent Trolls, Apple. Samsung has agreed to postpone the launch of the device until the lawsuit is over and the dust can settle a bit. The filings from Apple are primarily in the US, South Korea and now Australians can be added to the list. According to the claim, Apple states that Samsung has violated a number of their patents for the overall “look and feel” of their devices, the iPhone & iPad. Samsung is currently countersueing Apple as well over a few of these claims.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple has stated that Samsung infringed on 10 of their proprietary patents. Subsequently, Samsung has agreed not to advertise the Tab 10.1 in Australia any further until it receives official court approval. The company began advertising around the 20th of July but will cease to continue to do so based on Apple’s filing which is based off of the US version of the Tab, although Samsung states that their Australian version will be slight different than the US one. Stay tuned as we keep a sharp eye on this battle, as we assume it will be a long and drawn out one. Feel free to leave your thoughts and rants on the topic in the comments section below. Is Apple taking this too far?