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Australian Court Permanently Lifts Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: Available for Christmas Sales in Australia!
Finally, the Samsung-Apple lawsuit in Australia comes to an end in favor of Samsung, as today’s most striking news says the final verdict on the Samsung-Apple lawsuit in Australia issued by the Australian High Court’s (Sydney) Panel of three judges dismisses Apple’s appeal to continue a ban on the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 that is powered by Android 3.x Honeycomb, just reported by an Australian newspaper, Herald Sun.
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So Samsung is now quite free to sell its most dashing Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australian markets and the Tab 10.1 will be available for Christmas sales in Australia.
Herald Sun exclusively breaks the story:
SAMSUNG can now release its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia after Apple’s application for special leave to appeal was dismissed in the High Court.
A spokeswoman for Samsung confirmed the tablet will be launched in Australia in time for Christmas following the High Court decision in Sydney.
Back in mid October, Apple won a patent lawsuit against Samsung through the Federal Court and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was banned in Australia for infringing Apple’s two patents related to touchscreen and multi-touch technology.
Interestingly, at that time, Samsung offered Apple to make sufficient modifications in Tab 10.1’s design but the company straightly refused it.
Previously, The Federal Court reversed its prior decision but lengthened the ban by one week. This week’s limitation ended today, and now the panel of 3 judges announced their final decision reading that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 didn’t violates any patent owned by Apple and the company is now free to sale its Galaxy tablets in Australia.
No doubt, Samsung got a great victory today by winning this patent case, however, the company has suffered a lot of loss and the damage has already been done by Apple since the Android Honeycomb Tab 10.1 was put under ban on its sales in Australia when its sales were at the peak and the techies were saying that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks the real killer of Apple’s iPad 2 due to its high performance and sleek appearance. Now, when the ban has been lifted on Galaxy Tab 10.1, ASUS Transformer Prime (another Honeycomb tablet) is smiling there in tablet a markets, that is more powerful than Tab 10.1 as it grabs quad-core Tegra 3 chip 3x faster than Tegra 2 chip powering the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
You would now be able to buy an elegant Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a price tag ranging from $579 to $729 for the WiFi and WiFi+3G models respectively in Australia “in time for Christmas”.