While we brought you word that Apple somehow managed to have prevented Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet from hitting the Australian market with Samsung’s consent, it seems that the tables have turned in just 24 hours. Samsung Australia has issued an official statement as below.
Apple Inc. filed a complaint with the Federal Court of Australia involving a Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 variant that Samsung Electronics had no plans of selling in Australia. No injunction was issued by the court and the parties in the case reached a mutual agreement which stipulates that the variant in question will not be sold in Australia.
A Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 for the Australian market will be released in the near future.
This undertaking does not affect any other Samsung smartphone or tablet available in the Australian market or other countries.
Samsung will continue to actively defend and protect our intellectual property to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business.
To put it in a nutshell, the variant of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that Apple made a complain of will not hit the Australian market, but Samsung will nevertheless go ahead with their plans to introduce another version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Down Under – this game of corporate chess does make me wonder what Apple’s legal eagles have up their sleeves next.
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