German court bans sales of Samsung's new 7.7-inch tablet

SEOUL Mon Sep 5, 2011 4:38am EDT

File photo of people comparing the performance of Apple's iPad (L) and Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet devices at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics fair at ''Messe Berlin'' exhibition centre in Berlin, September 2, 2010. Samsung Electronics Co has said September 5, 2011, it will stop promoting its new tablet computer at Europe's biggest consumer electronics fair after a court-ordered sales injunction in Germany, the latest setback in its global patent battle with Apple Inc. A Dusseldorf court ordered the South Korean company to stop selling Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Friday when the annual IFA electronics show started in Berlin. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is not on sale yet but we've decided to respect the court order,'' Samsung spokesman James Chung said. Samsung and Apple have been locked in acrimonious battle over smartphones and tablets patents since April as Apple seeks to rein in the growth of Google's Android phones by taking directly aim at the biggest Android vendor, Samsung. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Files

File photo of people comparing the performance of Apple's iPad (L) and Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet devices at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics fair at ''Messe Berlin'' exhibition centre in Berlin, September 2, 2010. Samsung Electronics Co has said September 5, 2011, it will stop promoting its new tablet computer at Europe's biggest consumer electronics fair after a court-ordered sales injunction in Germany, the latest setback in its global patent battle with Apple Inc. A Dusseldorf court ordered the South Korean company to stop selling Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Friday when the annual IFA electronics show started in Berlin. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is not on sale yet but we've decided to respect the court order,'' Samsung spokesman James Chung said. Samsung and Apple have been locked in acrimonious battle over smartphones and tablets patents since April as Apple seeks to rein in the growth of Google's Android phones by taking directly aim at the biggest Android vendor, Samsung.

Credit: Reuters/Thomas Peter/Files

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co has stopped promoting its new tablet computer at Europe's biggest consumer electronics fair after a court-ordered sales injunction in Germany, the latest setback in its global patent battle with Apple Inc.

A Dusseldorf court ordered the South Korean company to stop selling Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Friday when the annual IFA electronics show started in Berlin. The move follows an earlier ban on German sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 by the court in late August until its final ruling on September 9.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the latest addition to Samsung's range of Galaxy products. It was first unveiled at the show along with 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, which Samsung hopes to create a new product category with and fill the gap between smartphones and tablets.

"The product is not on sale yet but we've decided to respect the court order," Samsung spokesman James Chung said.

Samsung and Apple have been locked in acrimonious battle over smartphones and tablets patents since April as Apple seeks to rein in the growth of Google's Android phones by taking directly aim at the biggest Android vendor, Samsung.

Apple has argued that Samsung had infringed on its patents and the Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets "slavishly" copied its design, look and feel. It is fighting legal battles in the United States as well as Europe, South Korea and Australia.

The battle forced Samsung to delay its tablet sales in Australia twice.

Samsung has counter-sued, arguing Apple infringed its wireless patents.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is powered by a dual 1.2 GHz processor and uses a 7.7-inch super-bright active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) screen.

(Reporting by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Lincoln Feast)

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Comments (3)
GreyWolfSC wrote:
Time for Samsung to tell Apple to look elsewhere for their key components…

Sep 05, 2011 10:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnyrandy37 wrote:
Growth is to Demise from Demise there is a new beginning. Soon Apple will fall and has to battle the same what it has done for other companies

If u can’t win by promoting a product and making it better make sure there is no competition( which has become american companies propaganda where they will suffer later for their own faults. This country is born on exactly opposite values where it is going now ……)

The companies has to reliase if u can’t employ middle class u can’t survive in the market. Ship the jobs outside for more profits layoff employees and make more profits( how can u make profits if u don’t have the demand demand comes from the people please reliase it sooner otherwise we will see another USSR in USA)

What the companies like to do business on …….. they need to know their basics fundamental values (I prefer if they follow the basics and values not the supercomplicated algorithms to tell them when to take decisions as much as u develop the technology remember it is still developed by humans)

Sep 05, 2011 1:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
socratesfoot wrote:
All your base is belong to us.

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