26 June 2012 | Category: Electronics
A US court has banned the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US, the judge stated that “Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products”.
According to Apple, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 design has large similarities with the iPad and iPad 2, enough to make Apple question if Samsung copied the design and adjusted a few features.
The Tab 10.1 is known as the biggest rival to the iPad at the present moment and the Tab 10.1 is also known as Android’s number one tablet. We doubt Google, owners of Android, will get involved in this court case though.
The ban on sales is only for the original Tab 10.1, the cousin, Tab 2 10.1, is still allowed to be sold in the US. The Tab 2 10.1 has been said to be more of a mid-range tablet, with less unique and iconic features.
Samsung and Apple are huge rivals in smartphone and tablet markets, with both companies either second or first in the markets at all times. Even with this huge rivalry, Samsung have stated that the ruling is unlikely to have a major impact on business, but Samsung have still raised a hasty appeal in protest of this ban.
The court case is scheduled for the 30th of July, in California, where Samsung may be able to appeal the injunction of sales in the US. If the case is unsuccessful for Samsung, the Tab 10.1 will not be allowed to be sold in the US.