Apple successfully blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Australians

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The product in question that Apple has successfully banned (Image: Supplied)

Apple has successfully been able to petition an Australian court to not allow the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet to be sold until the lawsuit against its maker is finally resolved over patent infringement allegations.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the successor to the Galaxy Tab and to be sold on Vodafone’s network, is reported to have infringed on ten patents currently owned by Apple, including the “look and feel” and touchscreen technology.

Speaking to Bloomberg, a Samsung lawyer has said that the models between the US and Australia were different, and has agreed to provide three samples of the Australian versions so Apple could review it.

Apple is also seeking to prevent the iPad rival to be sold elsewhere, though has not named which countries.

The tablet ban is part of a wider lawsuit between Apple and Samsung, with Apple claiming that Samsung was wilfully violating their patents and trademarks to be successful. It also says that it exercised “unfair competition” with its smartphone and tablet devices.

A tad much coming from the company who managed to ban a product from being sold in Australia, don’t you think?

The matter is to go before the courts on August 29. And for those still seeking a good Android-powered tablet, may we suggest the Motorola XOOM? At least you can be guaranteed that you will get some decent 3G coverage.

Also, did I mention f**k you Apple?

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