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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
Samsung gets hit over the head again by Apple and a German court

Remember that striking new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 that was unveiled just a few days ago at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany? Well, Samsung has already pulled the promotional material and prototypes off the show floor.

SlashGear first noticed this yesterday, and a spokesman for Samsung simply stated, "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.” 

Bloomberg confirmed that a Dusseldorf court on Friday granted Apple's request to add the Galaxy Tab 7.7 to the list of banned Samsung devices in Germany. As a result, Samsung is forbidden from selling or marketing the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in that country.

“Samsung respects the court’s decision,” said Samsung spokesman James Chung to Bloomberg. He went on to add that Apple's actions in this matter “severely limits consumer choice in Germany.” 

As its name implies, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 7.7" Super AMOLED display with a 1280x800 resolution. The tablet also packs a 5,100 mAh battery, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, up to 64GB of storage, microSD slot, 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, rear- and front-facing cameras, and GPS. 

A court injunction in early August weighed heavily in Apple's favor, as it banned all sales and marketing of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union. That ruling was largely scaled back, however, and was limited to just Germany (the Dusseldorf court did not have the authority to expand it's ban hammer to other entities in the European Union).

Outside of the European Union, Apple has also succeeded in preventing the sales and marketing of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung later decided to give up fighting the injunction and will instead wait until a final ruling is handled down on September 26 regarding its fate in the country. 

Apple is on the warpath when it comes to protecting the sales of its cash cow iPad. Using rather "diplomatic" language, the Cupertino, California-based company in an April lawsuit chided Samsung; "Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smartphone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products."

Apple delivered an even more snarky statement to journalist Ina Fried expressing its frustration with Samsung's "copy machine". "It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”

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Who's getting a Win 8 tablet?
By B3an on 9/4/2011 2:30:30 PM , Rating: 2
Just a random thing i wanted to ask but who will be getting or considering a Win 8 tablet? Being as it should actually make tablets useful. It could possibly completely replace a Laptop.

One interesting thing it that you should be able to use a Win 8 tablet as a portable PC that just so happens to also have a display on it. As you could connect it up to any monitors, mice, keyboards, networks, printers, TV's, whatever and get the usual full windows experience. It would be like taking a full desktop PC around, just a less powerful version.

By Black1969ta on 9/5/2011 2:58:12 AM , Rating: 2
Even Win 8 will fail to take the Tablet world by storm unless the manufacturer can implement the WiDi technology from Intel.

My wife has a Toshiba i5 with that and the Netgear receiver and that feature would be very useful on a Tablet. Once the receiver is set-up you can turn the TV into a Big 1080p Monitor with no wires, that would be great, add a Bluetooth mouse and Keyboard and you could plug in the Tablet anywhere and not even need it; however, I would prefer to use the Tablet as a touchscreen for the monitor.

Reduce lag a little more and I can see a majority of the population needing no more computing power than fits in their phone and docking it with tablet/PC/workstation/etc...

By OoklaTheMok on 9/6/2011 12:19:04 AM , Rating: 2
I can't wait for the Windows 8 tablets. I think they have a serious chance in the market place. It's a Windows device that seriously handles the touch interface, and provides the classic mouse/keyboard interface. And what makes it really compelling is the marrying of the two interfaces.

The youtube videos that provide some glimpses of the new UI are stunning. Not the videos per se, but what they are showing of the new UI.

And yes, I agree with your statement completely. I frankly wish it was coming out sooner rather than later.

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